16 trapped in China mine

Beijing, Dec 2: Sixteen miners remained trapped underground after a coal mine in China was flooded, authorities said Sunday.

The accident around 11.30 p.m Saturday in Heilongjiang province. Twenty-two miners were working at Furuixiang coal mine in Qitaihe city. Six miners managed to escape.

Rescuers were laying conduits to pump water out of the pit.

IANS