Mining accident in northwest Shaanxi Province

China, nineteen miners were killed after a roof collapsed on them in a coal mine in northwest Shaanxi Province.

According to local authorities in XI’AN two miners still remained trapped underground. A total of 87 people were working underground at the Lijiagou coal mine yesterday when the roof collapsed.

Xinhua reports that sixty-six of them were lifted to safety. The search for the last two trapped miners is till going on.

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