23 May '11, 2am

China mine accidents kill 13

China mine accidents kill 13

BEIJING: Thirteen people were killed in two coal mine accidents in China at the weekend, state media said Monday -- the latest fatal incidents to strike the nation's notoriously dangerous collieries. In the central province of Hunan, seven people were killed and one injured late Sunday in a gas accident at a mine in Lengshuijiang city, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Earlier Sunday, six people were killed and 27 hurt in a similar incident in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Nearly 200 people were working at the mine in Rongxian county at the time, but most were able to escape. Police have launched investigations into both accidents, Xinhua said. Last year, 2,433 people died in coal mine accidents in China, according to official statistics, or a rate of more than six workers per day. Labour rights groups, however, said the actual death toll is likely much hig...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Local blogger Jiang Lai arrested after threaten...

tnp.sg 24 May '11, 1am

Local blogger Jiang Lai sparked a cyberspace furore last month with her controversial remark that "only ACS(I) boys are wo...

Blogger who said only ACS(I) boys worth dating ...

tnp.sg 23 May '11, 6pm

Local blogger Jiang Lai sparked a cyberspace furore last month with her controversial remark that "only ACS(I) boys are wo...