200 Chinese feared dead in tin mine


Beijing - More than 200 miners are feared dead when a tin mine flooded in the southern Chinese province of Guangxi, state media said yesterday. Seventy bodies have been found since the July 16th accident in Nandan county. Local officials have prevented journalists from reaching the site and have paid the victims' relatives 20,000 yuan ($2,400) each as compensation and to persuade them not to talk to reporters, a Shanghai paper reported.