China coal mine blast death toll jumps to 87

Rescuers search for victims after a gas explosion at the Xinxing mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province, China, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. A gas explosion tore through a state-run coal mine in northern China on Saturday, killing scores of people and leaving at least 66 others trapped underground as rescuers worked hastily to save them. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **

November 21, 2009 5:38:23 PM PST
A state news agency says the death toll in a northeast China coal mine blast has jumped to 87.