Coal Miners Trapped in Flooded Mine in China’s Qinghai

Coal Miners Trapped in Flooded Mine in China’s Qinghai
An ambulance at the site of a coal mine accident in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwestern China's Qinghai Province, on Aug. 14, 2021. (Wu Gang/Xinhua via AP)

Nineteen coal miners are trapped in a flooded mine in the northwestern Qinghai province of China on Sunday.

At least one coal miner has died, state media Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. The actual number of casualties is difficult to verify, as the Chinese regime routinely suppresses or alters information.

The mine was ordered by the province to stop operating and fix safety hazards on Aug. 2, local authorities said in a press conference on Sunday.

A flood in April at a coal mine in the northwestern Xinjiang region left over two dozen miners trapped.

China’s coal mines are among the world’s deadliest, regularly suffering explosions and gas leaks.

NTD staff contributed to this report

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