Fourteen Die in Latest Chinese Mine Accidents – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times:

Fourteen miners died at the weekend in two separate accidents, while the death toll at a third pit climbed to nine, underscoring China’s reputation as the world’s deadliest mining industry.

A gas explosion in a pit in the southwestern province of Guizhou killed eight workers, and injured four, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Last year, 3,300 gas blasts, floods and other accidents killed nearly 6,000 miners across China, according to official figures. [Full Text]

Also see Xinhua’s Illegal mining cases dug out and The high price paid by China’s miners by BBC

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