Accidents at two neighbouring gold mines in central China’s Henan province killed 11 people on Friday.
Thick smoke engulfed a pit at the Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao City on Friday morning, trapping 12 workers and six management staff, Xinhua news agency reported.
Seven bodies were retrieved by rescue workers on Friday night.
Ten people were taken to the hospital.
Another body was retrieved on Saturday afternoon. One dead in the hospital and other nine were recovering.
Similarly, an accident was reported in a neighbouring gold mine on Friday afternoon, Xinhua said. Four workers had been rescued while two others were found dead later.