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Rescue work underway in NE China's flooded coal mine

Xinhua)  16:36, December 04, 2012

Rescuers get prepared to go down to the flooded Furuixiang Coal Mine in Qitaihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 4, 2012. (Xinhua/Qin Cunguang)

Three miners were confirmed dead, with another 11 missing, at the flooded Furuixiang Coal Mine, rescuers said Tuesday.

A total of 22 miners were working underground when the accident happened Saturday at the Furuixiang Coal Mine. Six miners managed to escape. Another two miners were escorted out of the mine at noon Sunday before being rushed to hospital.

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