At least nine people were killed and nine others trapped in mining and tunnel building accidents in China.
The official Xinhua News Agency says nine miners were killed in a gas explosion deep inside the shaft Wednesday afternoon in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. Eight others were rescued and taken to hospital.
Separately, Xinhua says nine workers were trapped when a railway tunnel they were working on collapsed Thursday morning in the southwestern province of Yunnan.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team