3 killed, 7 trapped after west China coal mine collapses

URUMQI, April 4 (Xinhua) — Three people were killed, one person was injured and seven more were trapped after a coal mine collapsed Sunday afternoon in west China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday. A total of 19 people were working in the mine when part of the coal mine collapsed at around […]

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Coal mine collapse kills three in NW Pakistan

Peshawar: At least three workers were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, with several others still trapped, officials said. A gas explosion may have caused the mine collapse in the remote mountainous Orakzai tribal district, which follows a similar accident in the same area last month that left seven people […]

Posted at 9:55 AM on April 4, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

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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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