Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Mine Disaster

Hardly a week goes by without a report of a mine accident somewhere in China. Yesterday, we received reports that 56 people are trapped in a flooded mine in Guangxi. The accident, caused by flooding, has happened in Tiandong county of Baise (Bose) in the west of Guangxi. 

Associated Press kindly illustrates the story by providing a map of the Beijing area – a mere 4,000 kilometres away.

AP Map 

It's a bit like illustrating a story about London by providing a map of Nairobi.

Update: Seven deaths have been reported while 21 have been rescued. 29 are still missing. (23rd July)

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