A list of some recent fatal mine disasters around the world:
83 workers are buried by a massive landslide at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet, east of Lhasa, according to Chinese state media.
>> In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013.
At least 60 people dead after a landslide at a gold mine in a remote corner of northeast Congo.
>> In this photo taken Aug. 16, 2012, a Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, in the town of Nyabibwe, eastern Congo.
Fifty-two people are feared dead in southwestern Pakistan after a gas explosion deep in a coal mine in Sorange, near Quetta.
>> Pakistan army soldier, mine workers and local residents gather outside a coal mine after a explosion in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
29 men are killed in New Zealand's worst mining disaster in decades after a huge gas-fueled explosion deep underground ends hopes of rescuing the South Island coal miners, who were caught in a similar blast five days earlier.
>> In this Nov. 30, 2010 file photo, flames burn from a ventilation shaft above the Pike River mine which has fatally trapped 29 miners and contractors in Greymouth, New Zealand.
33 miners are rescued after being trapped for 69 days in a gold and copper mine in Chile's northern Atacama desert.
>> Miner Raul Bustos, in beige T-shirt, embraces his wife Cristy Coronado as Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, third right at back, applauds after Bustos' rescue operation at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Bustos was the thirtieth of 33 miners rescued from the mine after more than two months trapped underground.
29 miners are killed in an explosion at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine.
>> In a Monday, April 5, 2010 file photo, West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in Montcoal, W.Va.
At least 90 are killed in post-Soviet Ukraine's worst mining disaster, after a methane blast rips through tunnels deep below ground in a coal mine near the eastern city of Donetsk.
>> People cry at a funeral for coal miners killed in post-Soviet Ukraine's worst mining disaster at a cemetery in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007.
Six miners, three rescuers are killed in collapses at the Crandall Canyon coal mine in Emery County, Utah.
>> An aerial view of the Crandall Canyon Mine in Huntington, Utah, is seen Monday, Aug. 6, 2007.
65 coal miners are killed from a gas explosion in San Juan de Sabinas, in northern Mexico's Coahuila state.
>> Pasta de Conchas mine, where 65 coal miners were trapped underground from a pre-dawn explosion, is seen in this aerial view, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006.
12 killed in a methane explosion at the Sago coal mine in West Virginia.
>> The Sago Mine near Tallmansville, W.Va., is shown Wednesday morning, March 15, 2006.
214 miners die after an explosion deep in a coal shaft in southwestern China.
>> Chinese paramilitary police man a cordon at the entrance to the Sunjiawan coal mine in Fuxin, in northeast China's Liaoning province, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005.