Three bodies found after 6 miners trapped by flooding

GUIYANG – Three bodies were found Sunday, two days after six miners were trapped underground by a colliery flooding in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, rescuers said. The bodies were found at 7 a.m. and they had been identified as two from northwestern Shaanxi Province and one from southwestern Yunnan Province, said Chen Qing, deputy secretary-general of the government of Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou. The victims’ family members had arrived at the scene, Chen said. The rescuers were still searching for the other three missing people, said Tang Xiangqian, deputy head of the prefecture. The flooding accident happened at around 7:20 a.m. Friday at Kexing Coal Mine in Sayu Town of Anlong County, Qianxinan Prefecture, when 30 people were working underground. Twenty-four people escaped unharmed, and the remaining six were trapped underground. The accident is being investigated.


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