China mine blast death toll mounts to 87

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Beijing, Nov 22: The death toll from a coal mine blast in northeast China has risen to 87, with 21 other miners still trapped, state media reported on Sunday, Nov 22.

According to report, rescuers have located eight of the trapped workers but it is unclear if they are alive.

The toll rose from 42 dead and 66 trapped on Saturday evening, Nov 21

The blast took place at 2:30 am at the coal mine in Heilongjiang province, State Administration of Work Safety said.

A total of 528 miners were working in the pit, near Hegang City, when the blast occurred.

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