Gas blast traps 17 in Xinjiang mine
                     English.news.cn | 2014-07-06 14:20:38 | Editor: Mengjie

Rescued miner Duan Xukang tells about his escape experience during a coal mine gas balst as he receives medical treatment in a hospital in Fukang City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 6, 2014. 

Rescued miner Duan Xukang tells about his escape experience during a coal mine gas balst as he receives medical treatment in a hospital in Fukang City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 6, 2014. The blast happened at 8:43 p.m. on Saturday, when 20 people were working inside the No.1 coal pit mined by Dahuangshan Yuxin Coal Mining Co. Ltd.. Three of them have been rescued. Rescuers are pouring nitrogen into the mine to dilute the gas concentration. The process, which was started early on Sunday morning, needs to be continued for 24 hours before it is safe to enter the pit, said rescuers. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

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Gas blast traps 17 in Xinjiang mine

URUMQI, July 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 17 miners remain trapped after a coal mine gas blast in Xinjiang on Saturday night.

Rescuers are pouring nitrogen into the mine to dilute the gas concentration. The process, which was started early on Sunday morning, needs to be continued for 24 hours before it is safe to enter the pit, said rescuers.Full Story

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