2005 Sunjiawan mine disaster

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The Sunjiawan mine disaster (孙家湾矿难) was a mine disaster that occurred on February 14, 2005 in Fuxin city, Liaoning province, in the northeastern part of the People's Republic of China. Initial reports indicated that at least 214 coal miners were killed, making it the worst mining disaster in China in at least 15 years.

The disaster was a gas explosion that occurred about 3:50 p.m. local time at the Sunjiawan colliery of the Fuxin Coal Industry Group in the city of Fuxin, about 242m (794 feet) underground. Twenty-two people were injured. The explosion reportedly occurred about ten minutes after an earthquake shook the mine.[1]

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  1. ^ Chinese mine explosion kills 203, BBC news, 15 february 2005