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3 dead, 19 trapped underground in coal mine accident in south China

Other News Materials 2 July 2011 13:13
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.
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.

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