Flooding In China Leaves 181 Miners Trapped

From time to time I comment on the high human cost of Chinese steel. Here we have it again. Chinese mines have the worst safety record in the world.

Heavy flooding poured into two coal mines in eastern China on Friday, leaving 181 miners trapped and feared dead. Two high-speed pumps were being rushed in to drain the flooded shafts, but officials say there’s no word on when rescuers might enter the mines.

China’s coal mines are the world’s deadliest, with thousands of fatalities a year.

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