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Global Disasters/ Significant Events Headlines – 2 April 2013

Posted by feww on April 2, 2013

Eurozone unemployment rate hits new record high

The official number of people unemployed in the 17 member states rose by 33,000 in February, surpassing 19.07 million, said Eurostat.

  • The highest rate was 26.4% in Greece (December 2012 figure).
  • Spain’s unemployment rate rose to 26.3% in February.
  • The rate in Portugal was largely unchanged at 17.5%.

CHINA

China’s Coal Addiction Claims More Lives

Two explosions in three days at the same Chinese coal mine have killed at least 34 miners and left  24 others missing, said a report.

The blasts occurred at a state-owned colliery operating under the name of Tonghua Mining (Group), located at the Babao Coal Mine in Jiangyuan District, city of Baishanin in China’s northeastern Jilin Province

The first blast occurred on late Friday, killing 28 people and injuring 13 others.

NIGERIA

19 killed, 4,500 displaced in Nigeria’s ethnic violence

Attacks on three communities in ethnically divided central Nigeria have left 19 people dead and 4,500 others displaced, reports said.

  • The gun attacks followed a long-running dispute between a mainly Muslim Fulanis and the mostly Christian Atakar ethnic groups in the Kaura district, a remote region of Kaduna state, AFP reported.
  • “Apart from the gun attacks, the assailants also set fire to homes,” a local government official told AFP.
  • “There has been some misunderstanding between the Fulani and the Atakar communities for some time,” Kaduna state police commissioner said.

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DISASTER CALENDARApril 2, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,075 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,075 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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Dozens Killed or Injured in Another China Coalmine Blast

Posted by feww on August 2, 2010

Coalmine explosion in China’s Linfen City kills 15, injures more than 20 others, including children

The explosion occurred at the dormitory area of Liugou Coal Mine of Yicheng County,  Linfen City, north China’s Shanxi Province, at about 3:40 a.m. local time on Saturday, a report said.

The officials, however, first lied about where the blast had occurred, but later admitted that it was the dormitory area, where a number of children are believed to be among the victims.

The mine is owned by the Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co. Ltd, whose senior official said the casualty number could further rise, according to the report.

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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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