» 05/17/2005, 00.00
China mine gas blast kills 21
Initial investigation: the accident happened due to "improper exploration" and "chaotic administration".
Mine blast in Shanxi leaves 74 dead, hundreds injured
The mine belonged to the largest state-owned company. Experts point out that big companies cut on safety, taking advantage of miners whose rights and lives are not protected by unions.
Death toll at mine blast rises to 166
No chances for survivors. Today another mine accident has killed 13 people in Guizhou
Coal mine explosion: an announced tragedy
Fire raging underground announced the explosion but management threatened miners with punishment or job suspension.
17 dead, dozens missing in Shanxi mine blast
The incident was caused by an accumulation of gas. Rescuers are still 500 metres away from the site of the blast. Since the beginning of the year, Chinese mines have claimed 3,284 victims.
Sichuan, 19 miners killed, 28 still trapped in a tunnel
The disaster caused by a gas explosion, while 150 people were working in the tunnel. Of the victims, 16 already dead, three other miners died in hospital from gas fumes. The exact number of the dead in mine accidents unknown because many are covered up.
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