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5 Miners Saved After Being Trapped for 60 Hours
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Five miners have been saved after being trapped for more than 60 hours in a coal mine cave-in in Hegang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, while four others were confirmed dead.


The five miners were sent to hospital immediately after rescuers found them on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, sources with the Hegang branch of the Longmei Mining Group said on Sunday.


The cave-in occurred at about 9:00 AM Thursday at Xing'an Coal Mine, trapping nine miners.


Hegang is a coal-rich city in the northeastern part of Heilongjiang Province.


(Xinhua News Agency June 4, 2006)


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