3 dead, 19 trapped underground in coal mine accident in south China
Three miners were killed and another 19 are still trapped in a mine collapse that occurred on Saturday in the city of Heshan in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to a city government official, Xinhua reported.
The trapped coal miners are located in a mine shaft more than 300 meters below ground. A rescue team has been sent down into the shaft to locate the trapped miners, the official said.
The official added that the miners are currently located in a difficult-to-reach section of the shaft, which may complicate rescue efforts.