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Mines in China there were two PE

March 14 2006
06:39

At two coal mines in China as a result of explosions killed 23 people.

Due to an accident at a mine in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region 33 miners were trapped underground. Rescuers lifted to the surface alive, only 12 people. 12 miners were killed and nine are still under the rubble.

Another accident occurred in a coal mine in central Hunan province, where an explosion in the mine trapped 11 miners.

Rescuers were unable to descend into the mine because of high concentrations of methane. Deaths of all people under the ground, including the owner of the mine.

Cause of the explosion being investigated, but we already know that because of non-compliance of safety standards at the mine recently had its license revoked, according to AP.

Note that the Chinese mining industry is one of the first places in the world in the number of accidents. In 2005, Chinese coal mines killed nearly 6,000 people.

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