Photo taken on Jan. 3 shows the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Shenmu. (Photo: Xinhua)
All 21 miners killed in an accident in a coal mine in Shenmu, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, were lifted out of the mine on Sunday, local authorities said.
The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. local time Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co., Ltd. in the city of Shenmu. At that time, 87 people were working underground. Sixty-six of them were lifted to safety after the accident.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
(With inputs from Xinhua)