China Mine Lift Collapse Kills 26

From BBC News:

The collapse of two lift cages in a mine in central China has killed 26 men and injured five others.

The accident occurred in Lengshuijiang city in Hunan province when the lift brakes failed, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Production at the mine, which includes tin ore, antimony and zinc, has been suspended.

China’s mining industry is notoriously dangerous, despite tighter government regulations aimed at upgrading safety.

October 8, 2009 11:26 PM
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