Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013

Flooding in Shanxi coal mine traps 12

At least twelve miners have been trapped in a coal mine in Shanxi province of China, Xinhua reported.

The Zhengsheng Coal Mine, near to Fenyang City got flooded early Saturday. At least 30 other miners have been lifted out of the mine shaft.

The coal mine belongs to Shanxi Coking Coal Group Company Ltd.

On March 29, a landslide in Gyama Mine, Tibet claimed lives of 66 people and  left 17 missing.

China mine disasters are the deadliest in the world. Earthquake caused the landslides in Tibet in 1950 which destroyed 70 villages. Natural disaster claimed 30,000 lives.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 29, 2013