Dozens die in China mine accidents

Workers die from gas inhalation after explosion at mine near city of Dengfeng.

    Twenty-six people are missing after the incident in the city of Hegang in Heilongjiang province, the official China News Service reported.

    Accidents in China's mines are a regular occurrence, with safety standards often ignored in drive to meet the country's demand for coal.

    Nearly 3,800 people died in Chinese coal mines last year, according to official figures.

    Independent analysts say the figure could be much higher as some accidents go unreported to the authorities.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.