Death Toll Rises in Tragic Shaanxi Mine Accident

By Jikai Zheng, January 14, 2019

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The death toll has risen to 21 in a tragic accident at a coal mine in Shaanxi province, according to Xinhua. Yesterday we reported that 19 miners had perished after a roof collapse in the mine, and that two mine personnel were still missing. It has now been confirmed that the two missing miners are dead. 

The mining disaster occurred at the Lijiagou Mine, which is owned by the Baiji Mining, in the county-level city of Shenmu, located roughly a seven-hour drive from the Shaanxi provincial capital of Xi’an.

The cause of the roof collapse is currently under investigation. 

READ MORE: 19 Dead, 2 Missing After Coal Mine Collapse in Shaanxi

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