China coal mine accident leaves 19 dead

China coal mine accident leaves 19 dead

Agency News

XI'AN, Jan 13 : Nineteen miners were killed while another two remained trapped underground after a roof collapsed on them in a coal mine in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to local authorities early on Sunday.

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. local time on Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co., Ltd. in the city of Shenmu, xinhua reported. At that time, 87 people were working underground. Sixty-six of them were lifted to safety after the accident.

The search for the last two trapped miners is till going on. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. UNI