|Medical workers walk to the accident site after flooding in the Zhengsheng Coal Mine of Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd. in Fenyang City, north China's Shanxi Province, Oct. 8, 2013. Twelve workers were confirmed trapped underground after the accident early Saturday morning while 30 others were lifted out of the mine shaft safely. Two miners were found alive early Tuesday morning in north China's Shanxi Province 10 days after being trapped under a coal mine shaft, a company source said. (Xinhua/Fan Minda)|
Ten miners were confirmed dead after their bodies were recovered on Tuesday, 10 days after a coal mine in north China's Shanxi Province flooded late last month.
The accident occurred at 3:10 a.m. on Sept. 28 at the Zhengsheng Coal Mine of Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd. in Fenyang City. Forty-two miners were working underground at the time.
Twelve miners were trapped and 30 others were lifted out of the mine shaft safely in the wake of the flooding.
Two miners were found alive early Tuesday morning, 10 days after they were trapped in the mine shaft, a company source said. The survivors are being treated in a local hospital.
The state-owned coal mine has an annual production capacity of 900,000 tons.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.