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Major Mining Accidents in the Past Five Years


March 3013 - Tibet
A landslide buries 83 miners in Central Tibet.

August 2010 - Democratic Republic of Congo
At least 60 miners die when a gold mine shaft collapses in a region controled by an armed rebel group.

March 2011 - Pakistan
Dozens are killed when after a methane explosion at a coal mine near Quetta.

November 2010 - New Zealand
Twenty nine coal miners trapped for five days after an explosion die after a second blast caused by methane gas.

October 2010 - Chile
Trapped for more than two months, 33 miners are rescued after a cave-in at a gold and copper mine in northern Chile.

April 2010- - United States
An explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia kills 29 miners.
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