Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chinese Miner

Over the weekend I joked that if someone in China read that only six miners were killed that day, that they would consider that a GOOD day. I guess though, it wasn't a joke! From here:
A Cabinet minister sought Wednesday to portray a mining accident that left 181[!] miners trapped and presumed dead as a natural disaster, deflecting criticism that more could have been done to save the workers.
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China's coal mine industry is the most dangerous in the world. Coal feeds most of China's energy needs, but accidents kill an average of 13 miners a day.

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