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October 2008
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Date Mine Name Location Accident Type Dead Missing1
9 Zhenxing Coal Mine Yunnan Cave-in 4 0
10 Heshan Coal Mine Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Explosion 9 0
12 Xingfu Coal Mine Sichuan Explosion 10 0
14 Hebi No. 6 Coal Mine Henan Explosion 9 0
17 Dafeng Mine Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Explosives 16 0
24 Lijiawa Coal Mine Hebei Explosives 35 0
Thirty-five people have been confirmed dead in a notorious coal mine accident in north China's Hebei Province that was covered up for almost three months. The accident happened at 8:30 a.m. on July 14 at Lijiawa Coal Mine.
29 Unnamed Coal Mine Shanxi H2O Inundation 0 7
30 Yaotou Coal Mine Shaanxi Explosion 29 0
30 Mazhuang Colliery Henan H2O Inundation 0 20
1 Missing miners remain listed for incidents where no follow-up news report was provided.