China mine disaster death toll rises to 19

Vastavam web: Six more Chinese workers trapped in a coal mine in east China’s Shandong Province have died, taking the death toll from the accident to 19, officials said on Monday. The bodies of six workers trapped in the coal mine were found on Sunday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing the rescue operations. The accident occurred at Longyun Coal Mining Co. Ltd. in Yuncheng County on October 20. More than 170 rescuers, including medical workers and firefighters were dispatched to rescue the injured and search for the trapped miners. Rescuers have cleared 55 meters of the tunnel and are working on the remaining 19 meters to search for the last two miners who remained trapped, the report said.