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Four dead, 57 missing in China mine accident

BEIJING — Four miners died and 57 were left missing in a central China coal mine, an official said Friday, in the latest fatal mishap to hit the nation’s notoriously dangerous mining industry. The accident occurred Thursday evening at the Qianqiu coal mine in Henan province, which belongs to the…

Trapped Chinese miners unlikely to survive: Xinhua

Three workers trapped in a mine in northeastern China since it flooded 10 days ago are unlikely to survive the disaster, according to the state Xinhua news agency. Rescue workers on Tuesday pulled 19 miners from the pit in China’s Heilongjiang province, providing a rare good-news story in an industry…