» 02/15/2005, 00.00
At least 203 killed in Liaoning coal mine blast
Up to 20,000 miners die every year to meet China roaring coal demand
Most mine accidents are due to poor safety standards and the government's failure to enforce regulations.Corrupt officials often turn a blind eye to unsafe mines in return for kickbacks.
Shaanxi: no chance of survival for 141 trapped miners
The coal blast already caused 25 victims. Gas inside the mine hampered rescue operations.
Two managers condemned for death of 166 miners in Shaanxi
They received five-year jail terms for "negligence". After a fire broke out in their mine, they ordered miners to resume production; 166 were killed in a blast shortly afterwards.
Death toll from mine blast rises to 26
Coal mine explosion in northern China traps 29 workers
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