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9 killed, 5 trapped in colliery flood in Heilongjiang

2012-05-03 06:45:04 GMT2012-05-03 14:45:04(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers carry a tube which will be used to pump water out of the flooded Junyuan No. 2 Coal Mine in Hegang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 3, 2012. Death toll of the colliery flooding that occurred at the coal mine Wednesday evening has risen to nine while five are still trapped in the flooded shaft. Rescue work is still underway. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

A rescuer carries a tube which will be used to pump water out of the flooded Junyuan No. 2 Coal Mine in Hegang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 3, 2012. Death toll of the colliery flooding that occurred at the coal mine Wednesday evening has risen to nine while five are still trapped in the flooded shaft. Rescue work is still underway. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Rescuers carry a tube which will be used to pump water out of the flooded Junyuan No. 2 Coal Mine in Hegang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 3, 2012. Death toll of the colliery flooding that occurred at the coal mine Wednesday evening has risen to nine while five are still trapped in the flooded shaft. Rescue work is still underway. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Ambulances are parked outside the Junyuan No. 2 Coal Mine, where a colliery flooding occurred, in the Xing'an District of Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, early May 3, 2012. As of early Thursday, eight miners were killed and six others still trapped in the flooding that occurred at the coal mine May 2. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Rescuers carry a tube which will be used to pump water out of the flooded Junyuan No. 2 Coal Mine in Hegang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, May 3, 2012.

Death toll of the colliery flooding that occurred at the coal mine Wednesday evening has risen to nine while five are still trapped in the flooded shaft. Rescue work is still underway.

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