CHINA 21 dead in northwest China coal mine accident

CHINA

21 dead in northwest China coal mine accident

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07:46, January 13, 2019

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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)

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