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April 16, 2011

China death toll from accidents falls in 1st quarter of year

From January to March, 13,305 people were killed in mine mishaps, traffic accidents, fires and other accidents, a number down by 3,070 from the same period in 2010.

Luo attributed the decline in the number of accidents and in the related death toll to the efforts of governments and businesses to ensure the safety of workplaces.

"There was no very serious accident nationwide during the first quarter," he said. In China, accidents that lead to at least 30 deaths are deemed to be "very serious".

During the first quarter of 2010, the number of deaths caused by serious accidents reached 152. All of them were the result of disasters that occurred at coal mines.



Some other oil accident deaths this month :

In India, a four-year-old girl was burnt to death

The girl noticed her father's action and after sometime she came back to the room where the ceremony had been held. She lifted a bowl full of kerosene oil and poured it on cow dung cakes that had been kept nearby. The cakes were still burning and as soon as she poured the oil a huge fire broke out and engulfed Shivani.

Four people, including a police officer, were burnt to death after a petrol tanker exploded after colliding with a train in Manyoni District, Singida Region of Tanzania (Africa) yesterday. The grisly accident left more than 15 policemen seriously injured when they tried to prevent people from stealing fuel from the tanker.

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