China coal mine accident: 19 dead
A total of 87 miners were working in the mine when the accident happenedAuthor : Sunaina
19 miners have been reported dead while another two are still trapped underground after a roof collapsed in a coal mine in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to the local authorities early on Sunday.
The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. local time, on Saturday, at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co., Ltd. in the Shenmu city.
At that time, 87 people were working underground. Sixty-six of them were lifted to safety after the accident.
The search for the two trapped miners is till going on. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.