» 11/30/2006, 00.00
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.
2,900 die in Chinese mines over 8 months
Although the extent of disasters is less this year, the situation remains serious despite government commitment. Official sources pointed to "collusion" between government officials and coal mine owners as being one of the causes.
Death toll from mine blast rises to 26
The inexorable slaughter of Chinese miners: An overview
Mine explosion in northern China kills 16
Coal mine explosions kill 60 in Shanxi
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