Drowning Deep Beneath the Earth in Pitch Black Waters of Styx
China National Coal Group Corp’s (ChinaCoal) mining operations in north Shaanxi Province were suspended after eight miners died in a colliery flooding at one of the company’s subsidiaries there, state media Xinhua News reported.
Shaanxi Vice Governor Li Xiaopeng said the flooding exposed “serious problems” in the implementation of safety measures and vowed a thorough investigation into the accident.
ChinaCoal, a state-owned company, must conduct a safety overhaul before operations can resume, Xinhua reported officials as saying.
The workers’ bodies were retrieved on Saturday after they had been trapped underground in the flooded coal mine in Shanyin County a day ago. Three others remain missing.