Floods sweep Northeastern China leaving 9 dead
Rescue workers on Thursday afternoon recovered the bodies of nine workers after a coal mine flooded in northeastern China a day earlier, government officials said. Five other workers remain missing.The accident took place at around 7 a.m. local time on Wednesday when a shaft flooded at the Junyuan No. 2 coal mine in the city of Hegang, which is located in Heilongjiang Province. A total of 28 people were working at the mine at the time of the accident.A spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety said ten people were able to free themselves on their own while emergency workers rescued another four miners.