Many dead in China mine blasts

At least 17 miners killed in two separate coal mine explosions, state media says.

    Poor safety has made China's mining
    industry the world's deadliest [EPA]

    China's mining industry is the world's deadliest with most accidents blamed on poor safety as enterprises scramble to feed the country's insatiable demand for coal.

    Last month 108 miners were killed in a coal mine blast in northeast China. It was the country's deadliest mining accident in two years.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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