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April 2011
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Date Mine Name Location Accident Type Dead Missing1
1 Wali Coal Mine Hebei H2O Inundation 7 0
2 Aiwei'ergou Coal Mine Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Explosion 10 0
6 Dongyuan Luoping Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 6 0
15 Meishan Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 12 0
24 Unnamed Coal Mine Guizhou H2O Inundation 8 0
26 Tianshun Coal Mine Henan Explosives 8 0
Eight people died and 17 others were injured in a blast that ripped through the homes of coal mine workers and nearby villagers.  Illegally stored explosives in a residential community were the cause of the explosion.
26 Unnamed Coal Mine Heilongjiang Explosion 9 0
28 Changba Lead-Zinc Mine Gansu Asphyxiation 8 0
On 4/27 three inspectors failed to return to the surface after entering the abandon underground pit 9 a.m. that morning to conduct routine inspections.  Eleven workers were then sent to look for them.  Of the 14 people who entered the mine, five escaped unharmed and one was later rescued.
Totals 68 0
1 Missing miners remain listed for incidents where no follow-up news report was provided.