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11 die in coal mine accident in China’s Heilongjiang province

The devastating incident in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province is yet another tragic reminder of the human cost associated with coal mining. Beyond the loss of lives in these horrific accidents, the use of coal perpetuates a broader cycle of destruction that impacts humanity and exacerbates climate change.
Coal mining operations, like the one in Heilongjiang, not only pose immediate risks to the safety and lives of miners but also unleash environmental hazards. The release of pressure during mining can trigger catastrophic rock bursts, leading to fatal explosions. These incidents highlight the grave dangers inherent in extracting coal, dangers that affect not just the workers but also the communities around these mines.
Moreover, this tragic event underscores the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and stricter adherence to regulations within the coal mining industry. The recurrence of such accidents, coupled with reports of safety violations, reflects the dire necessity for comprehensive reforms to protect the lives of miners.
Beyond the immediate dangers, the use of coal as a primary energy source significantly contributes to climate change. The combustion of coal releases vast amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, exacerbating global warming and its associated environmental crises.
As the world grapples with the imperative to transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources, these tragedies serve as poignant reminders of the inherent dangers and environmental toll of relying on coal. It's imperative that we collectively prioritize renewable energy alternatives to mitigate both the human and environmental costs associated with coal use.

https://apnews.com/article/china-coal-mine-rock-explosion-deaths-heilongjiang-0b71045d9691baf1bf145ab8bc954ff1

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  • George Kariuki

    19 w

    A transition to cleaner energy is not just an option; it is an imperative.

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    • Grace Njeri

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      @george_kariuki Yes! The transition has no shortcut at all.

    • walter lungayi

      19 w

      Tragic incident in China's coal mine highlights the need for stricter safety regulations.

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      • Peter Kamau

        19 w

        This is beyond disgraceful and authorities in China must really be held to account for such impunity

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          19 w

          It's very devastating, these coal mining has to stopped, they have cause alot of harm to our planet

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          • zelda ninga

            19 w

            China has the power to change this if they are willing to.. Them ending the use of coal will have a great impact in terms of carbon emissions.

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            • Abraham Jok Atem

              19 w

              This is sad

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              • winnie nguru

                19 w

                These are unnecessary deaths foe heaven's sake

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                • Videlis Eddie

                  19 w

                  @winnie_nguru i agree its really unnecessary and can be prevented if China transits to clean energy

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                • Princess

                  19 w

                  Tragic news from China's Heilongjiang province. Condolences to the families affected by the coal mine accident. Safety measures remain crucial in hazardous industries.

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                  • Videlis Eddie

                    19 w

                    @princess_nel_268 they should just shun off from mining coal as it is super hazardous to the humans and the planet

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    19 w

                    I think everybody is tired of these deaths that are occuring,something needs to be done

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                    • Princess

                      19 w

                      @rosebellendiritu absolutely, it's a recurring tragedy

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                      • Videlis Eddie

                        19 w

                        @rosebellendiritu i absolutely agree … something has to be done

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                      • CHRIS NGATIA

                        19 w

                        This is terrible ... Despite coal mining being health harzadious it still claims lives

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                        • Videlis Eddie

                          19 w

                          @chris_ngatia and it highly pollutes our environment

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                        • Gorffly mokua

                          19 w

                          More lives will be lost because of our recklessness and greedy for money!

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                          • Videlis Eddie

                            19 w

                            @gorffly_mokua its time for china to transit to renewable energy to prevent these deaths and its pollution to the planet

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                            • Jane Wangui

                              19 w

                              @gorffly_mokua we have lost so many lives because of floods, and now coal mining.Itbis devastating.

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              19 w

                              this is the reason why we fight against fossil fuels as they threaten people's lives and the well-being of our planet... china should look for other alternatives to prevent such accidents and loss of lives

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                              • Gorffly mokua

                                19 w

                                @edwin_wangombe This proves that the greenwashing claims is true!!

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                                • Videlis Eddie

                                  19 w

                                  @edwin_wangombe you've said it well

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