China: 19 Killed In Mining Accident, 2 Remain Trapped
Beijing: Over Nineteen people were killed while two still remain trapped underground after a roof collapse at a coal mine in northern China. A total of 87 people were working underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon.
As per reports, the search for the two trapped miners continues while 66 others have been airlifted to safety. The exact cause of the accident at the site, run by Baiji Mining, isyet to be ascertained.
Notably, in December last year, seven miners were killed and three others injured in an accident at a coal mine in China’s southwest.
Similarly, in October, 21 miners died in eastern Shandong province after the pressure inside a mine caused rocks to fracture and break, blocking the tunnel and trapping workers. Only one miner was rescued alive.