China Governor Apologizes for Deadly Mine Blasts

As the last miners were rescued from the latest mining disaster in Shanxi, provincial governor apologized to families of those killed. From AP:

Weeping wives and mothers were supported by relatives as they knelt over bodies wrapped in plastic sheets at a morgue in the northern Chinese town of Gujiao in Shanxi province.

Shanxi governor Wang Jun lamented the lives lost in the accident.

“We say sorry to the victims and their families,” Wang was quoted as saying by official Xinhua News Agency.

Sunday’s disaster at the Tunlan coal mine marked a setback for China’s moderately successful efforts to stem the carnage in its mining industry, the world’s deadliest.

February 24, 2009 9:41 PM
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