11 dead after fire at illegal Chinese coal mine

BEIJING (AFP) – An underground fire at an illegal coal mine in northeast China has left 11 people dead, with one still missing, state media reported Friday (July 8). The blaze broke out at a mine in Liaoning Province early Monday, trapping 13 miners about 500m underground, the official Xinhua news agency said. Two bodies […]

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5 killed, two missing in coal mine mishap in China

Beijing, Jun 29 (PTI) Five persons were killed and two others went missing today after a coal mine was flooded in southwest Chinas Guizhou Province. The accident occurred when water from a nearby abandoned mine shaft flooded the Tiedingyan Coal Mine in Zhengan County, local officials said. Eight of 15 safety inspectors who were then […]

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Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times  “Editor’s Choice,” and Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009), which Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.” He is a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015) and a Lannan Literary Fellow (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs the Worker Writers School at the PEN American Center.


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