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Rescue effort for 22 miners trapped in NE China enters seventh day

(Xinhua)

14:01, August 29, 2011

A rescuer checks whether there is response of trapped miners at the flooded Hengtai Coal Mine in Boli County of Qitaihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 29, 2011. A 277.9-meter-deep hole was drilled on Sunday night to supply ventilation to the area where the miners might be trapped. According to rescuers, sound of knocking was heard from the hole early Monday. Now there are still 22 miners trapped underground. (Xinhua/Wang Song)
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