Death toll in China coal mine accident rises to 21

Xinhua
The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has risen to 21, as rescuers found another two trapped miners dead Sunday morning.
Xinhua

The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has risen to 21, as rescuers found another two trapped miners dead Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 4:30pm Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co Ltd in the city of Shenmu.

At that time, 87 people were working underground. Sixty-six of them were lifted to safety after the accident. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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