Added by James Morley on October 19, 2010
China Daily reported on Sunday, October 17, that there is little hope for the remaining 11 miners trapped after the gas leak in Central China. The official Chinese media wrote that the miners were probably buried in coal dust, thus the hope of finding them alive are low.
The gas leak accident in Central China happened on Saturday, October 16 in a coal pit.
The coal pit in which the gas leak accident took place belongs to the company Pingyu Coal & Electric Co Ltd. Victims of the accident have been 26 people who were killed, as 239 have managed to escape.
Another 11 people who are said to be coal miners are still trapped inside, although their chances of survival are slim. China Daily consequently reminded in its report that back in 2008, another gas leak occurred in the same mine in which 23 people were killed.
The coal pit accident in China comes soon after the Chilean mine accident. The Chilean miners trapped in the mine spend 2 months below the ground as rescue teams figured out a plan to get them out. Last week, all the 33 miners were rescued and brought up to see the light of day once again.