Mon, August 02, 2010
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Rescue underway for trapped miners in NE China

2010-08-02 08:52:45 GMT2010-08-02 16:52:45 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers wait in the coal mine area at the flooded Hengxinyuan Coal Mine in Jixi City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 2, 2010. Twenty-four workers are trapped in the mine that was flooded on the afternoon of July 31. Due to the high-density gas and the rising water level in the flooded shaft, rescuers still could not make contact with the trapped miners till Monday. (Xinhua/Wang Chunyu)

Miners send pipes into the flooded Hengxinyuan Coal Mine in Jixi City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 2, 2010. Twenty-four workers are trapped in the mine that was flooded on the afternoon of July 31. Due to the high-density gas and the rising water level in the flooded shaft, rescuers still could not make contact with the trapped miners till Monday. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

Rescuers walk out of the flooded Hengxinyuan Coal Mine in Jixi City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 2, 2010. Twenty-four workers are trapped in the mine that was flooded on the afternoon of July 31. Due to the high-density gas and the rising water level in the flooded shaft, rescuers still could not make contact with the trapped miners till Monday. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

Rescuers walk out of the flooded Hengxinyuan Coal Mine in Jixi City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 2, 2010. Twenty-four workers are trapped in the mine that was flooded on the afternoon of July 31. Due to the high-density gas and the rising water level in the flooded shaft, rescuers still could not make contact with the trapped miners till Monday. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

Miners get off the mine car at the flooded Hengxinyuan Coal Mine in Jixi City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 2, 2010. Twenty-four workers are trapped in the mine that was flooded on the afternoon of July 31. Due to the high-density gas and the rising water level in the flooded shaft, rescuers still could not make contact with the trapped miners till Monday. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

Rescuers wait in the coal mine area at the flooded Hengxinyuan Coal Mine in Jixi City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 2, 2010. Twenty-four workers are trapped in the mine that was flooded on the afternoon of July 31. Due to the high-density gas and the rising water level in the flooded shaft, rescuers still could not make contact with the trapped miners till Monday.

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