15.08.11.V gas explosion at a coal mine in China has killed more than 10 people, the Associated Press reports citing local press.
According to local media reports, the incident occurred in Guizhou province in the southwest of the country last night. At the time of the explosion in the mine were 11 miners. One worker survived, but he suffered serious burns. Other details of the accident are still unknown. Is under investigation.
Recall that in July in a mine in eastern China on fire. Then locked in the mine were 28 miners.
In early July, was waterlogged mine in Guizhou Province. As a result of flooding, according to various sources, the water was blocked by about 20 people.
Earlier, in another mine, which is located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, there was an explosion that killed three people.
According to government safety in coal mines of China in the first five months of 2011 were killed or missing as a result of such incidents, 807 people. In 2010, during the accident killed 2 thousand 433 Chinese miners in 2009 — 2631. On average, in China on a produced 2,000,000 tons of coal killed one miner.
According to international estimates, the share of China accounts for about 80% of all accidents in the mines. In terms of the number of deaths per million tons of coal miners extracted coal mine safety in China is about 40,000 times less than in the U.S. and Australia.
According to statistics, over 90% of miners in China to varying degrees sick dusty lungs. Their death rate is 3 times higher than from accidents in mines.
Coal accounts for over 70% of China's total energy mix.