The economic history of the Guangxi Autonomous Region

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Guangxi Beihai: Plaster Mine Collapses, 29 Miners Trapped
By Liang Siqi and Ma Shun, China Labor Watch, 18 May 2001. At Hengda Plaster Mine, an underground collapse occurred around 4 AM this morning. Twenty-nine miners are trapped in the well.
Chinese Government Confirms Tin Mine Accident in Guangxi
China News Digest, 5 August 2001. The reason for the accident is the miners broke through an adjacent, abandoned shaft that was filled with water ... At the time, miners and supervisors were unable to escape immediately after they broke the shaft wall. The government at first denied knowing of the event. Police have arrested mine owner.