The Disaster Corner

by Elayne Millar

March 24 – 31

Sunday, March 28 2010
Underground flood in China

An underground flood trapped 153 Chinese coal miners in the Wangjialing coal mine in China’s Shanxi Province on Sunday. A total of 100 people were rescued from the mine but the remaining 53 are nowhere to be found. Authorities are unsure as to what caused the flood.

Thursday, March 25 2010
Earthquake in the Philippines

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook the Mindoro region of the Philippines on Thursday afternoon. There were no reported injuries, deaths or damages.

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