The death toll following a landslide at a coal mine in Heshun County, China on August 11th continues to rise, as four more bodies were discovered late last week.
Initial reports that stated that no staff had been present during the time of the landslide have been found to have been falsified. Sixth Tone reported that the head head of Lüxin Coal Industry Co Ltd., Gao Yang, turned himself in to authorities and confirmed that in fact on site during the time of the accident.
Since this development, Xinhuanet News reported that two mine officials have been investigated, and that the head of the county of bureau and land resources has been fired, with negligence cited as a cause of dismissal.
At the time of this article, 8 workers have been found dead, with at least one person still missing. Rescue work is currently underway.