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)