17 trapped in China iron mine flooding

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Beijing: In China, 17 people have been trapped in a flooded iron mine at Heilongjiang province's Cuihongshan in the wee hours today.

Chinese authorities say 26 among those working escaped at the time of the flood.

The accident comes a day after 10 people were killed when a building being refurbished in the financial hub of Shanghai collapsed.

China has suffered a spate of industrial accidents in recent months.


In March, 78 people were killed in a blast at a chemical plant in the eastern city of Yancheng. (AIR NEWS)