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Death toll climbs to 38 in China mine explosion

Posted by feww on November 13, 2011

China’s 2nd deadly mine incident in a week claims dozens of lives

Thirty-eight miners are confirmed dead and five others are missing after a massive explosion in a coal mine in southwest China’s Yunnan province.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 13

[November 13, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,585 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Yunnan province. Thirty-eight miners are now confirmed dead and five others are missing after Thursday’s massive explosion in a coalmine in southwest China’s Yunnan province.
    • The explosion was china’s second deadly incident in less than a week.
    • A  “rock burst” at Qianqiu coalmine in the city of Sanmenxia, central China’s Henan province, which occurred shortly after a magnitude 2.9 earthquake struck the area, left at least 10 miners dead on November 3.
    • About 100 people were killed in mining incidents across China last month.
    • China’s official death toll from mining accidents was 2,433 last year.

Other Global Disasters

  • Van, Turkey. Death toll from Turkey’s deadly aftershock has climbed to at least 39, Anatolia news agency reported.
    • The combined death toll from the two deadly quakes since October 23 has exceeded at least 645, with about 2,000 people injured.
    • Tens of thousands of people have been made homeless.
  • New Zealand. A measles epidemic is rapidly spreading across New Zealand.
    • “New Zealand is in the midst of an epidemic, with 387 cases this year (at November 4) – the most since 1997 – in a population of just over 4 million. The US, with about 313 million people, had recorded about 200 cases this year.”
  • Somalia. A dramatic rise in the number of rape cases for women at internally displaced camps has occurred, according to the UN officials.
    • “Attacks on women have gone up dramatically in the last two months and the severity of the attacks has become worse,” said a specialist on gender-based violence at the U.N. Population Fund.

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