New mine danger for China.
China, home to the world's deadliest mining industry, could be faced with a new wave of accidents as collieries start operations again following severe winter weather that forced many to close.
Build ups of deadly gases, flooding and unstable power supplies could all cause problems, said the official China Work Safety News. A"Because of the effects of the weather, many coal mines lost power and had to shut. Others closed over the Lunar New Year holiday, and small mines are starting to open again after the vacation, bringing huge pressures on safety,A" it said. A"The safety situation is much more serious than in previous years.A"
In the southern provinces of Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan, hard hit by recent snow and ice storms, almost 1,800 mines had accumulated gas build ups due to power cuts, and a further 600 mines had been flooded.
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