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Dec 14, 2014

14:32:43 GMT--Technological Disaster - Asia - China

EDIS Number: AC-20141214-46326-CHN

Date / time: 14/12/2014 14:31:33 [UTC]

Event: Technological Disaster

Area: Asia

Country: China

State/County: Province of Heilongjiang

Location: Jixi [Xingyun Mine]

Number of Deads: 10 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Ten Chinese miners were found dead Sunday hours after they were trapped underground in an explosion at a mine in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, state media said. The cause of the incident at the Xingyun Mine in the city of Jixi was under investigation, the state-run China News Service said. China's mines are the world's deadliest, although a push to boost safety has considerably lowered death tolls in accidents. Just over 1,000 deaths in 604 coal mining accidents were reported in 2013, down from more than 6,000 per year a decade ago. At the same time, demand for coal has plateaued as China's economy decelerates from the headlong rush of the last decade.

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