Coal miners trapped in West Virginia mine
Monday, January 2, 2006
6 miners escaped shortly after the explosion, but 13 miners are still trapped in the mine, almost one mile underground, where methane gas is accumulating, making rescue efforts difficult.
Nearby homes have been evacuated due to the high levels of methane gas, and fans are being used to help disperse the gas.
At this time it is unclear what has caused this explosion.
The mine is owned by International Coal Group Inc.
- "12 coal miners are found dead, 1 in critical condition, in West Virginia mine" — Wikinews, January 4, 2006
- "13 coal miners trapped in West Virginia mine" — Wikinews, January 3, 2006