CHINA 6 detained over fatal coal mine collapse in NW China

CHINA

6 detained over fatal coal mine collapse in NW China

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20:27, January 14, 2019

Police detained six people who were believed to be responsible for a coal mine collapse that killed 21 workers in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province last week.

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Photo taken on Jan. 13, 2019 shows the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co., Ltd. in Shenmu City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Photo: Xinhua)

The accident happened around 4:30 pm. 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.

(With input from Xinhua)

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