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3 rescued after NE China road cave-in


10:14, August 15, 2012

A firefighter prepares to search for trapped people in a 10-meter-deep pit caused by a road cave-in in Northeast China's Harbin city. [Photo/Xinhua]

HARBIN - Three people have been rescued after a section of road collapsed on Tuesday in Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, according to rescuers.

The three have been sent to hospital, rescuers said.

The cave-in happened at around 4 pm in Liaoyang Street in Nangang district of Harbin, leaving a 10-square-meter and 10-meter deep pit on the road.

As of 9 pm, the number of casualties is still unknown, while witnesses said they saw some people fall into the pit when the cave-in occurred.

Rescue work and investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

A temporary traffic ban has been imposed on the road.

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