Six people were trapped in a collapse that occurred Wednesday night at one of the coal mines in Prov. Shandong in eastern China, local authorities said Thursday.
The accident occurred on Wednesday around 11:00 pm at a coal mine in Weishan County in Jining City, the CPC Provincial Committee said.
According to the ministry, the state of the miners trapped under the rubble has not yet been clarified.
Search and rescue work continues.