Death Toll Rises in Flooded China Mine

The death toll in the Wangjialing mine flood has risen to 28, with ten miners still missing. From AFP:

The flood left 153 workers trapped underground, but 115 were rescued alive on Monday in what officials dubbed a “miracle.”

Rescuers were still searching for the missing, the official Xinhua news agency said, despite the risk of gas explosions and further floods.

Safety concerns are largely ignored in China’s mines in the rush to satisfy a surging demand for coal — the source of about 70 percent of the country’s energy.

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April 10, 2010 8:10 PM
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