Slideshow: Another Mine Disaster

According to a survey, the fatality rate for China’s mine accidents is 100 times that of the U.S. and 30 times that of South Africa. From 2001 to 2005, there were 188 mine accidents with more than ten deaths each (On average, an accident occured every 7.4 days). People living in the cities can never imagine the harsh, underground life of mine workers.

Yesterday, at least thirty mine workers died and three went missing at the Qunli mine in Guizhou Province due to a gas leak. [Full Text from AP via IHT] See Reuters’ coverage via CDT here.

See also another More Mine Disasters, When Will This End?” via CDT.

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