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# miners - Friday 2 February, 2018

955 gold miners in South Africa rescued after being trapped underground for over 30 hours

The miners were stuck in the Beatrix gold mine after a massive power outage caused by a storm.

# miners - Friday 29 January, 2016

Miners trapped underground since Christmas Day rescued alive

They were among 29 trapped in the Chinese mine.

# miners - Monday 23 November, 2015

Volunteers pull bodies from the rubble as death toll in Myanmar reaches 113

The mine collapse was the worst such disaster in recent memory.

# miners - Saturday 30 August, 2014

20 miners rescued and five still missing after cave-in

The miners were trapped for nearly two days at an unlicensed gold mine.

# miners - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Strike action in Turkey over mining disaster as protesters rage against authorities

Turkey’s four worker unions have called for a nationwide, one-day strike today.

# miners - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

# miners - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Trapped miners rescued after tunnel collapse

The 19 Polish miners trapped when an earthquake hit have been rescued.

# miners - Monday 11 February, 2013

Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast

A total of 259 miners were working underground when the explosion went off at the Vorkutinskaya mine.

# miners - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# miners - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

South African miner fires 8,500 as strikes weaken

Major gold producers in South Africa are playing a high-stakes game of chicken with workers striking over wages.

# miners - Monday 3 September, 2012

South Africa to start releasing arrested miners

A court is to begin conditionally releasing 270 miners who were arrested after police gunned down 34 of their colleagues in Johannesburg in August.

# miners - Thursday 30 August, 2012

SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings

Prosecutors have charged 270 mine workers over violent confrontation with police sparked by mining strike.

# miners - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Memorial service for South African miners takes place

A widow of one of the men collapsed during the service, which remembered the 34 miners who died during last week’s strike.

# miners - Monday 20 August, 2012

South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths

Mining company threatened to fire anyone who doesn’t show up for work tomorrow morning after wildcat strike led to 44 deaths.

# miners - Friday 17 August, 2012

South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest

Police chief says live rounds were used after negotiations and crowd control measures failed.

The 9 at 9: Friday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

'Several' South African miners shot dead by police South Africa This post contains videos

'Several' South African miners shot dead by police

Video footage of the shooting has been broadcast across South Africa.

# miners - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Police open fire on striking miners in South Africa South Africa This post contains images

Police open fire on striking miners in South Africa

A number of people were shot and injured in the incident, which occured as striking workers gathered near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine this afternoon.

# miners - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes Spain This post contains images

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# miners - Friday 11 November, 2011

At least 21 killed in gas explosion at Chinese mine

A gas leaks sparks an underground explosion at a mine in the Yunnan province, with around two dozen more miners trapped.

# miners - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Final 45 miners rescued from China mine

The remaining 45 miners trapped underground since last Thursday have been brought to the surface. Eight people have been confirmed dead following the incident.

# miners - Friday 4 November, 2011

Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China

Seven miners have so far managed to escape from the mine in the centre of the country.

# miners - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire

It’s the second fatal mining accident to hit the UK’s mining industry this month.

# miners - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

China: 19 miners rescued after week, 3 more missing

The mine the men were working in was ordered shut in 2007 but reopened – without permission – earlier this month.

# miners - Saturday 9 October, 2010

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine things you need to know by 9am this Saturday morning.

# miners - Friday 8 October, 2010

Rescue teams hope to rescue Chilean miners tomorrow

A giant diamond-tipped drill is now just 40m away from the trapped men – but there’s new safety concerns.