In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Every year, gas explosions, cave-ins and mine flooding kill thousands of miners who are driven by deepening poverty to risk their lives in China's notoriously dangerous coal mining industry.
- A total of 221 miners were underground when the cave-in occurred at about 9.40 pm on Sunday at the state-run Dongfeng coal mine.
- Having passed the final barricade, Trachoma then struck the roof of the tunnel behind him, creating a small cave-in to seal his retreat.
- Newspaper reports talk of mine cave-ins and shaft collapses.
- The cave-in at the Xuzhou Coal Mine Group-operated mine was caused by a sudden in-rush of water.
- If this was a cave-in, it was a cave-in with a purpose.
- At the other end, there was a narrow strip of what looked like dirt, but beyond that, they were dismayed to find that their route was blocked by a roof cave-in.
- The government has repeatedly vowed to do more to crack down on safety violations, but explosions, floods, gas leaks, cave-ins and other disasters are reported every week.
- My grandfather was killed at the age of 27, crushed beyond recognition in a mine cave-in while grandma was carrying the baby destined to be my father.
- A series of accidents reported in the press have resulted in the deaths of more than 200 miners through cave-ins, flooded mine shafts and gas explosions.
- The investigators believe that it was bombs destroying the mine, not a natural cave-in.
- Falls, electrocutions, falling objects, trench cave-ins, equipment mishaps and vehicular accidents combined to kill hundreds of people on the job.
- They go deeper and deeper underground, with cave-ins making rescue impossible, completing the classical haunted house structure.
- In 1876, a freak mine cave-in exposed a valuable body of gold, and the Standard Consolidated Mining Company responded with a large investment in equipment and lumber.
- I remember hearing the news of a mine cave-in in West Virginia when I was a boy in the mid-1950s.
- The statistics on accidents from cave-ins show that we are still too complacent or careless, because it is not a lack of affordable solutions that prevents improvement.
- In the winter of 1983-84 a major snowslide damaged a number of buildings at the Mountain Monarch portal, and subsequent cave-ins within the haulage tunnels now block access to both mines.
- Surface subsidence also causes safety concerns for the public because of roadway cave-ins or structures and buildings tilting or even collapsing.
- It contains what I consider the best screen performance by Kirk Douglas - playing a manipulative news reporter, trying to hype the story of a man trapped in a mine cave-in into a new career for himself.
- Yu added that most cave-ins showed warning signs long before any major subsidence occurred.
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