Nine miners were trapped Thursday in a coal mine cave-in in
Hegang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, according to the
provincial administration of work safety.
The accident occurred at about 9:00 AM at Xing'an Coal
Mine, run by the Hegang branch of the Longmei Mining Group.
Rescue operation is going on.
Hegang is a coal-rich city in the northeastern part of
In another development, rescue operation continued Thursday, 14
days after a coal mine flooding trapped 56 miners in Xinjing Coal
Mine in Zuoyun County in northern province of Shanxi.
(Xinhua News Agency June 2, 2006)