Colliery fire kills 6, traps 7 in NE China city

A rescuer climbs out of a cooling water pipe in Zhongxing Coal Mine in Haizhou district of Fuxin city, northeastern China's Liaoning province, Oct. 10, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

A rescuer climbs out of a cooling water pipe in Zhongxing Coal Mine in Haizhou district of Fuxin city, northeastern China's Liaoning province, Oct. 10, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

SHENYANG, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — Six people were confirmed dead and seven still trapped underground after a coal-mine fire Friday night in northeastern China’s Liaoning province, local government said Saturday morning. The government sources said there was “little chance” for the seven still trapped to survive. The accident occurred at around 11:15 p.m. Friday at Zhongxing Coal Mine in Haizhou district of Fuxin city, Liaoning province, trapping 13 people underground. By press time, bodies of six people had been retrieved, and rescue work continued. The mine is a licensed, private enterprise with an annual production capacity of 90,000 tonnes. Cause of the accident is being investigated.

Leader of the rescue group Gao Minhui speaks at the headquarters in Zhongxing Coal Mine in Haizhou district of Fuxin city, northeastern China's Liaoning province, Oct. 10, 2009.  (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

Leader of the rescue group Gao Minhui speaks at the headquarters in Zhongxing Coal Mine in Haizhou district of Fuxin city, northeastern China's Liaoning province, Oct. 10, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

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