posted on Dec, 10 2004 @ 02:34 AM
Another mining deserter has taken place in China; a coal mine explosion has killed 28 miners and 5 rescue workers at a mine near the city of
Yuangquan, in the northern province of Shanxi. The accident occurred at 4:20 pm local time, there has not been a report from the government on how the
5 rescue workers had died and the investigation is still underway, according to government officials. This is the latest in a series of similar
Thursday, 71 miners died in an underground explosion from a build up of toxic gas, at the Daxian Sankeng mine, near Yangquan. 166 workers died last
month in a gas explosion in the province of Shaanxi. Three days later 13 more had been killed at the state owned Chenjiashan mine.
Last year 17,315 workers died in mine related accidents, China is one of the worlds biggest coal producers and also has the worst safety record.
Latest China Mine Blast Kills Dozens
BEIJING — A gas explosion at a coal mine in northern China
) killed 33 people, the latest disaster to strike the country's accident-prone mining industry, the official Xinhua News
Agency reported Friday.
The blast occurred at 4:20 p.m. Thursday in Yangquan, a city in the northern province of Shanxi
), the report said. Twenty-eight miners were killed in the explosion at the Daxian Sankeng Colliery, as were five
people who descended into the pit trying to rescue them.
About 40 other miners working underground at the time were able to escape, Xinhua said.
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Very sad; but not really unexpected with the working conditions that the Chinese have to deal with, It’s hardly unexpected.
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[edit on 12-10-2004 by Zion Mainframe]