Death toll rises to 21 in China coal mine roof col­lapse

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BEI­JING, Jan 13 (IANS)

THE death toll in the coal mine roof col­lapse in China’s Shaanxi Prov­ince has risen to 21 as res­cuers found dead bod­ies of the other two trapped min­ers on Sun­day, au­thor­i­ties said.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened around 4.30 p.m. on Satur­day at the Li­ji­agou coal mine of the Baiji Min­ing Co. Ltd. in the city of Shenmu, ‘Xin­hua’ news agency re­ported. At the time of the ac­ci­dent, 87 per­sons were work­ing un­der­ground.

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