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Jan 15, 2019 08:39 PM
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Six People Arrested in Wake of Coal Mine Accident That Killed 21

A dormitory for miners is seen in front of Baiji Mining Co. Ltd. in Shenmu, Shaanxi province. Photo: Qin Ziyi/Caixin
A dormitory for miners is seen in front of Baiji Mining Co. Ltd. in Shenmu, Shaanxi province. Photo: Qin Ziyi/Caixin

Six people have been arrested after an accident killed 21 coal miners in China’s Shaanxi province last week.

A roof collapsed at the Lijiagou coal mine in Shenmu on Saturday, when 87 people were underground, according to local authorities (link in Chinese). After the accident, 66 people were lifted to safety but 21 were trapped in the mine. All 21 people who remained underground were later confirmed dead, when the Shenmu government announced (link in Chinese) that their remains had been recovered from the mine, which is owned by Baiji Mining Co. Ltd.

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