Building collapses, gas explosions, mine caves and more. Fatal accidents are common in China

Building collapses, gas explosions, mine caves and more.  Fatal accidents are common in China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 31 people were killed and seven injured when Cooking gas explosion in a restaurant In the city of Yinchuan in northwest China. It is the latest in China’s long history of fatal industrial accidents, which occur regularly despite government pledges to crack down on lax standards, weak oversight and corruption that are often blamed for building collapses, mine collapses, explosions and other disasters. Here’s a look at some of the worst in recent years.


— An open-pit mine collapsed in February in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region, burying dozens under rubble and killing 53 people. The company operating the mine had been fined the previous year for multiple safety violations.

– Huge explosion in Chemical plant in the northeast of the country China killed at least 13 people in January. About 35 other people were injured in the explosion, which occurred on the outskirts of the city of Panjin, east of the capital, Beijing.


– Fire caused by Welding sparks The fire that ignited a piece of cotton cloth stored in a trading company in the central province of Henan in November killed 38 people. In the same governorate, 54 people were killed when a building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital in April.

A fire in a restaurant in the northeastern city of Changchun, caused by a gas leak, killed 17 people in September.

— In July, partial building Collapse in Tianjin A gas explosion killed four people and injured 13 others. The same northern port city was the site of one of China’s worst industrial accidents in recent years, when 173 people, most of them firefighters and police officers, died in an explosion at a chemicals warehouse in 2015. Local officials were accused of receiving bribes to ignore safety violations.


— Four people were killed when part of a six-story workers’ residence collapsed in November in southern Jiangxi province.

– At least three people were killed and 30 others were injured in a gas explosion in October at a hotel in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang.

— 14 workers working on building a tunnel for a new highway in southern China were killed in July when the tunnel collapsed on them.

A toxic chemical leaked in June at a factory in the southwestern city of Guiyang, killing eight and injuring three.

In the central province of Hubei, a severely corroded gas line exploded in June, killing 26 people and wounding 138 others in a market.

– Nine workers tasked with destroying expired mining explosives in Hebei province were killed in April when the material exploded.

Ten workers were killed in a gold mine in eastern China in January when explosives exploded in an accident blamed on poor storage and use of materials.


— 29 people celebrating a villager’s 80th birthday in northern China were killed in August when the two-story restaurant they were in collapsed.

– A bus fell into a ditch on a city street in northwestern China in January, killing at least nine people and injuring 17 others.


Nine people were killed when a sewage tank collapsed at a dyeing and printing factory in eastern China in December.

A highway tunnel under construction in southwest China collapsed in November, killing 12 workers.

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China in October killed at least four people and injured six.

Nine people were killed in October in a gas explosion at a restaurant in eastern Jiangsu province, the same province that witnessed a massive chemical explosion in March that killed nearly 80 people.

A truck carrying nearly three times the permitted weight of a bridge collapsed in eastern Jiangsu province in October, killing three people in cars underneath.

A fire of unknown origin in a factory in eastern China killed 19 people in September.

An explosion at a gas plant in central China in July killed 15 people and injured 15 others.

Five workers were killed in June when a subway tunnel under construction collapsed in the northeastern Chinese city of Qingdao.

Ten people died in downtown Shanghai in May when a building they were renovating collapsed. In 2010, a fire broke out in a residential building under renovation, which was caused by a spark caused by a welding torch, and led to the death of 58 people in the same city.

– 11 workers were killed in April when an elevator cable broke at a construction site in northern China.

In March, 78 people were killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in the eastern city of Yancheng, which witnessed numerous safety violations.

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