Ten Miners Still Trapped After Death Toll Rises In China Mine Collapse


The death toll in an eastern China coal mine collapse has risen to 11, with 10 miners still trapped underground, state media reported.

One week after the disaster, rescue crews were clearing fallen rock from the shaft, with the remaining miners believed to be located 242 feet below the surface, the official Xinhua News Agency said late Friday.

It said that rescuers were making progress but gave no indication of when they expected to break through. More than 300 people were inside the mine at the time of the collapse.

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