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21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood

21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood
Rescue workers at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi county in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Region, Sunday. (AP)
BEIJING, APR 11 (AP) | Publish Date: 4/11/2021 1:34:07 PM IST

Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China’s northwest, a state news agency reported.

The mine in Hutubi County in the Xinjiang region flooded at about 6:10 pm on Saturday, the Xinhua News Agency said. It said eight people were rescued. China’s coal mines are among the world’s deadliest, regularly suffering explosions and gas leaks despite repeated safety crackdowns. 

 

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