Six missing in central China coal mine accident

Changsha (China), May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Rescuers in central China’s Hunan province are racing to locate six miners who were missing in a coal mine accident, local authorities said Friday.

The miners with the Congshan coal mine in the township of Shashi in Shaodong County went missing after their cage plunged into the shift at about 8:45 Wednesday, according to the Shaodong government.

The government has since ordered production suspension of local mines for an all-out overhaul.

Separately, 10 people have been confirmed dead in a coal mine flood in northeast Heilongjiang province by Friday, and efforts to rescue another four trapped miners are ongoing.(Xinhua-ANI)