In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 photo, a miner stands waiting for rescue news at the Sizhuang Coal Mine after a gas leak in Shizong county of Qujing city, in southwest China's Yunnan province. Hundreds of rescuers took turns descending into an illegally operated coal mine Thursday to search for 23 Chinese miners trapped by a gas leak that killed 20 others, in the country's second deadly mining accident in less than a week. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
November 12, 2011 9:37:05 PM PST
BEIJING (AP) - November 12, 2011 --
Thirty-four miners are now confirmed dead in a gas leak at a coal mine in southwestern China. Another nine miners are still trapped.