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China Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 21

Posted by feww on May 14, 2010

The death toll in a coal mine explosion in SW China’s Guizhou province rises to 21: Xinhua news

The explosion occurred at a mine in the city of Anshun in Guizhou province late Thursday, according to reports.

Ten workers were said to have escaped unhurt. Although all the miners that were known to have been in the pit have been accounted for, it’s feared that other unregistered miners may have been working in the mine when the explosion occurred, Xinhua reported.

Political Map of China. Source: US Govt. Approximate location of Anshun is marked by Fire-Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.

The cause of the explosion has not been reported/unknown, as of posting.

The mine was run by the local government, with an annual production capacity of about 150,000 tons, Xinhua reported.

China’s coal mining industry has one of the world’s worst safety records with at least 2,640 people killed in 2009.

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