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Pipeline collapse in coal mine kills 11 in China

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A pipeline in a coal mine in northwestern China has collapsed, killing 11 people, the official Xinhua News Agency and a local work safety official said Saturday.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll in Turkey coal mine explosion soars to 201; Many still trapped

People gather at a mine in the Soma district in the western Turkish province of Manisa on May 13, 2014, after it collapsed due to an explosion following an electric fault. At least four miners were feared dead and as many as 400 others trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the western Turkish province of Manisa on May 13, a lawmaker said.  AFP

More than 200 people have been killed and hopes are fading for hundreds more still trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey, one of the worst industrial disasters ever to hit the country.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Dead in Turkish coal mine explosion now 166

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Turkey’s energy minister has raised the death toll from an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey to 166. Some 200 people are still believed trapped inside the mine.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

21 workers killed in gas blast at Chinese mine

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An official says a gas explosion at a coal mine in western China has killed 21 workers.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015

In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, rescue workers prepare to search for seven miners missing after an accident at a coal mine in Jingtai county in northwest China's Gansu province.  AP Photo

China has pledged to shut down at least 2,000 small coal mines by the end of 2015 as it tries to improve safety standards in its deadly industry.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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