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Shanxi coal mine flood

Wangjialing coal mine accident survivors under psychotherapy

A miner who survived the Wangjialing coal mine accident talks to a psychologist at hospital. The hospital has set up a psychotherapy program to help the miners recover from the trauma. Full story

BACKGROUND

153 trapped in China colliery flooding

The number of people trapped underground after the flooding accident at Wangjialing Coal Mine was revised -- for a second time -- to 153 from 123.

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Final body recovered from flooded north China colliery

2010-04-26 06:04:38 GMT Xinhua English TAIYUAN, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have recovered the last remaining body from the Wangjialing Coal Mine, which flooded nearly a month ago in north China's Shanxi Province, bringing the death toll to 38, the rescue headquarters said Monday.

'Negligence' at mine site

2010-04-14 03:01:11 GMT Global Times A top work safety official blamed the deadly coalmine flooding on serious violations by the owner.

Death toll rises to 37 in N China flooded colliery

2010-04-14 01:39:29 GMT Xinhua English XIANGNING, Shanxi, April 14 (Xinhua) -- One more body was retrieved from a coal mine that was flooded more than two weeks ago in north China's Shanxi Province, bringing the death toll to 37, rescue headquarters said Wednesday morning.

Miners making good recovery, probe planned

2010-04-13 05:22:12 GMT China Daily The 115 miners who were rescued alive on April 5 after being trapped underground for more than a week in the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in Shanxi province are all out of danger and making good recovery, the China National Radio reported Tuesday.

Death toll rises to 36 in N China flooded colliery, two still missing

2010-04-13 02:05:03 GMT Xinhua English XIANGNING, Shanxi, April 13 (Xinhua) -- One more body was retrieved from a coal mine that was flooded two weeks ago in north China's Shanxi Province, bringing the death toll to 36, rescue headquarters said Tuesday morning.

Death toll rises to 35 in flooded Chinese coal mine, three still missing

2010-04-12 03:13:28 GMT Xinhua English XIANGNING, Shanxi, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers retrieved two more bodies Monday from a coal mine that was flooded two weeks ago in north China's Shanxi Province, bringing the death toll to 35.

Disinfection performed in N China flooded mine

2010-04-09 09:00:46 GMT Xinhua English Medical personnel from Shanxi Linfen Center for Disease Control and Prevention disinfect garbage at the Wangjialing coal mine accident site, north China's Shanxi Province, on April 9, 2010.

Chinese mine survivors meet families

2010-04-09 03:37:29 GMT Xinhua English Two survived miners here whose health have recovered well were allowed by the hospital to meet with their relatives on Friday.

Coal mine accident survivors under psychotherapy

2010-04-08 09:39:08 GMT Xinhua English Miners who survived the Wangjialing coal mine accident talk to psychologists at the No. 1 Hospital affiliated to the Shanxi Medical University in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, on April 7, 2010.

Survivors from flooded coal mine call relatives in hospital

2010-04-08 07:10:14 GMT Xinhua English Survivors of flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine gave phone calls to their relatives at a hospital in Hejin City of north China's Shanxi Province, on April 8, 2010. None of the 115 mine survivors trapped underground for more than a week were in critical condition, after they were miraculously rescued on Monday.

Rescued miners taken good cared of in hospital

2010-04-06 09:37:46 GMT Xinhua English China witnessed miracles in its mining rescue history Monday as 115 workers were pulled out alive after being trapped for over a week in the flooded coal mine. Sixty of the 115 survivors, who were initially taken to five local hospitals in Hejin City, were transferred to hospitals in Taiyuan early Tuesday. The remaining 55 patients were recovering in local hospitals and were in good condition.

Search for remaining 38 trapped miners continues

2010-04-06 07:25:35 GMT Xinhua English Rescuers walk out of the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine after continuously working for more than 10 hours underground in north China's Shanxi Province, early on April 6, 2010.