9 killed, 9 trapped in China mine, tunnel accidents

BEIJING: At least nine people have been killed and nine others trapped in mining and tunnel building accidents in China.

The official Xinhua News Agency says nine miners were killed in a gas explosion deep inside the shaft on Wednesday afternoon in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. Eight others were rescued and taken to hospital.

Separately, Xinhua says nine workers were trapped when a railway tunnel they were working on collapsed on Thursday morning in the southwestern province of Yunnan.

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