Fire at gold mine in Shandong leaves six dead
Published: Feb 17, 2021 05:42 PM

Rescuers bring one of 11 trapped miners out of a goldmine in Qixia, East China's Shandong Province on January 24. Photo: Xinhua


A fire at a gold mine in Yantai, East China's Shandong Province on Wednesday has left six people dead and four miners in hospital for treatment. 

The fire happened during equipment maintenance at the Caojiawa gold mine in Xiadian town of Zhaoyuan city in Yantai on Wednesday. 

As of 5 pm on Wednesday, when the rescue was concluded, the accident had resulted in six deaths, while four miners were rescued and are currently in hospital for treatment. 

It was the second gold mine accident to have occurred in Yantai since the beginning of this year, taking place just over a month after an explosion at a gold mine in Qixia city of Yantai on January 10, which resulted in 10 deaths

Nearly 200 professionals from fire rescue, mine rescue and other professional rescue forces joined the efforts. 

The gold mine had just gone through a safety production inspection carried out by local authorities in Xiadian town one month ago. 

During the opening ceremony of the fifth session of the 13th Shandong Provincial People's Congress, governor of Shandong Province Li Ganjie stressed on February 2 that lessons must be deeply drawn from the explosion on January 10, and rolled out a six-month inspection on safety production and major rectification campaign to eliminate all kinds of potential accidents. 

Global Times