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21 coal miners trapped underground in SW China

Other News Materials 2 July 2011 11:20
Twenty-one miners were trapped underground after a coal mine in Pingtang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, was flooded on Saturday morning, said an official with the county government.
21 coal miners trapped underground in SW China

Twenty-one miners were trapped underground after a coal mine in Pingtang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, was flooded on Saturday morning, said an official with the county government, Xinhua reported.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. when 29 miners were working at two shafts of Niupeng Mine. Eight workers have already been back to the ground safely, the official said.

The rescue work is under way.

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