Thirteen miners trapped in flooded mine in NE China

Updated: 2011-10-13 09:02


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HARBIN- Thirteen miners were trapped underground in a flooded coal mine in the city of Jixi in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, local authorities said Thursday.

The accident happened at a coal mine in Jidong County at around 5:40 pm Tuesday, an official with the Jixi government said.

The rescue operation is underway. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.