Five killed in China mine accident

September 20th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Harbin, Sep 20 (Xinhua) At least five colliers were killed early Saturday in a coal mine accident in Hegang city in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, rescue officials said.More than 30 miners were trapped in the privately owned mine after a fire broke out at around 4 a.m., when 44 miners were working underground.

About a dozen workers escaped to safety, rescuers said.

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