Hegang Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Nearing The 100-Mark

Hegang Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Nearing The 100-Mark

Hegang : China | Nov 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM PST
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In the most lethal explosion in two years, fatalities at the coal mine explosion in Hegang, China has soared to 87, soon to hit the 100-mark. “The pre-dawn blast Saturday at the state-run Xinxing mine in Heilongjiang (pronounced HAY-long-jeeahng) province near the border with Russia was the latest to hit China's mining industry — the world's deadliest,” reports Cara Anna of the Associated Press. “Authorities say safety was improving, but hundreds still die in major accidents each year.” Read more

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