China coal mine accident kills 13, 66 missing

Via Yahoo! Canada News

A coal mine accident early on Tuesday killed 13 people and 66 others were missing in central China’s Henan Province, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the state work safety watchdog.

China’s mines are the deadliest in the world, due to lax safety standards and a rush to feed demand from a robust economy. More than 3,000 people died in coal mine accidents in 2008 alone.

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2 Responses to China coal mine accident kills 13, 66 missing

  1. The mining company should look into more safety aspect instead of focusing only on profit making. 13 killed 66 missing, behind of them, they are still many mouths awaiting to be fed.. sad story..

  2. This is very sad indeed. These companies are earning very big in their mining operations yet they do not invest on the safety of their workers. Most of these accidents are avoidable.

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