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China mining toll 21

Published : Monday, 14 January, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 97

BEIJING, Jan 13: The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northern China has risen to 21 after rescuers found two more miners dead on Sunday, state media reported. A total of 87 people were working underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon, according to official news agency Xinhua, citing local authorities. Rescuers had been searching for two remaining trapped miners but found them dead Sunday morning, Xinhua reported. Another 66 miners were safely evacuated from the mine. The cause of the accident at the site is still under investigation.    -AFP



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