Photo taken on Dec. 2, 2016 shows fire engines at the accident site after a private coal mine blast in Qitaihe City, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. Twenty-one people had been confirmed dead and one was still trapped in the explosion accident which occurred on Nov. 29. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Twenty-one people had been confirmed dead and one was still trapped as of Friday night after a coal mine blast in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday, according to provincial authorities.

The explosion occurred at a private coal mine in Qitaihe City around 9 p.m. Tuesday, trapping 22 workers underground.

Rescue is underway.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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