Seven miners were trapped underground following a cave-in in a colliery in northeast China's Liaoning Province Saturday night, rescuers said on Sunday.
Currently, the trapped miners still have the chance to survive, the rescuers said, adding that the trapped miners were not buried and ventilation remained normal inside the coal mine. All-out rescue operation is going on, they said.
The cave-in occurred at around 7:45 PM Saturday in the Aiyou Colliery affiliated to the Fuxin Mining Group. A neighboring tunnel collapsed when miners were digging a new one. The cave-in blocked the way for the seven miners to go out.
(Xinhua News Agency February 20, 2006)