Gas explosion at Shanxi coking coal mine leaves 74 dead
Feb 23, 2009 | 10:29 AM
A gas explosion at a mine run by China's largest coking coal producer that claimed 74 lives is likely to discourage small coal operations from restarting, especially as a major political gathering approaches in Beijing.
About 436 miners had been working underground at Shanxi Coking Coal Group's Tunlan coal mine in Gujiao City, Shanxi province, when the accident occurred Sunday morning, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Nearly 115 workers have been receiving medical attention, mostly for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Chinese central government has stressed often that it wants to improve the dismal safety record of the country's coal sector and has tried to clamp down on smaller, inefficient mines.....
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