China Coal Mine Explosions By Eli W.

This is Eli Weink reporting about the latest China coal mine explosion. A gas explosion killed five miners and left six still trapped in the Xinjiang Coal Mine on Monday. Forty six miners were working underground when the blast hit. Sixteen of them were working at the coalface but five of them escaped. This is the third explosion of the week in China. The other explosions have been at Inner Mongolia and in Heilongjiang.

Miners walking out of a mine

Fifty three miners have already been killed this week. China is the world's top producer of coal. They also are the top consumer of coal. Twenty rescuers are trying to find the trapped miners by clearing the shaft to get to the miners. They are also pumping air where the miners are supposed to be.

The explosions are thought to be caused by unventilated coal gas lit by a spark or flame. Authorities said the explosions are because miners were forced to work overtime and mine owners reopening unlicensed mines so they are not safe. China has fired safety officials and arrested mine operators. More than 1,000 mines that aren’t producing enough coal are getting shut down.

These are where the explosions of the past week have been.

This will have an effect on the world because more people are less likely to become coal miners because of all the explosions going on and how dangerous coal mining is. This will have an effect on the country because people are going to be more aware of fires and gas when coal mining.

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