Beijing, Jan 12 (PTI) Twenty workers were trapped in a Chinese coal mine after its roof collapsed, local officials said on Saturday.

The mine’s roof collapsed in northwest China’s Shaanxi province, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted officials as saying.

The accident happened in the city of Shenmu around 6 pm local time. Rescuers have rushed to the scene.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.