Death toll at coal mine rises to 13

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - 4 China - SHAN­DONG NEW YORK HEAD­QUAR­TERS

Two more min­ers were con­firmed dead on Sun­day af­ter a rock burst at a coal mine in Shan­dong prov­ince, lo­cal author­i­ties said. The death toll stands now at 13. An­other eight min­ers re­main trapped in a 74-meter-deep tun­nel that is blocked by col­lapsed coal seam at both ends. The burst oc­curred at Longyun Coal Min­ing Co in Yuncheng county on Oct 20, trap­ping 22 peo­ple. One miner has been res­cued.

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