Five trapped after gold mine flood in north China

SHENYANG, May 4 (Xinhua) — Five workers are trapped after a gold mine flooded in north China’s Liaoning Province, an official with the provincial work safety administration said Monday. The Pingfang Gold Mine, in Beipiao City, was flooded at 12:20 a.m. on Monday, said the official. Rescuers were pumping out water and more pumps were being deployed. An initial investigation by Liaoning Gold Administration showed the flooding occurred when workers accidentally dug through a discarded shaft by accident. The administrations are still investigating the accident, the official said.

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