21 KILLED IN CHINA COAL MINE AC­CI­DENT

Deccan Chronicle - - World -

Bei­jing, Jan. 13: Twenty-one work­ers were killed after a roof col­lapsed at a coal mine in north­west­ern China, state me­dia re­ported on Sun­day.

Eighty-seven peo­ple were work­ing un­der­ground in the Li­ji­agou coal mine in the Shaanxi Prov­ince at the time of the ac­ci­dent on Satur­day af­ter­noon, state-run Xin­hua news agency re­ported.

Ini­tial re­ports said that 19 peo­ple were killed while 66 oth­ers air­lifted to safety. Res­cuers found two more bod­ies of trapped min­ers on Sun­day, the re­port said.

The cause of the ac­ci­dent at the site, run by Baiji Min­ing, is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Though the num­ber of deaths has re­duced at coal mines in re­cent years, min­ing ac­ci­dents are com­mon in China, the world’s largest coal pro­ducer.

■ The cause of the ac­ci­dent at the site, run by Baiji Min­ing, is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

■ Min­ing ac­ci­dents are com­mon in China

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