Nine trapped after coal mine flooded in C China

CHANGSHA – Nine people were trapped underground Sunday after a coal mine was flooded in central China’s Hunan Province, said local authorities.

The accident happened around 11:30 am at Taiyuan Coal Mine in Lutang Township of Chenzhou City when nine workers were working in the tunnel of the mine, according to the Hunan Provincial Mine Safety Bureau.

By 10 p.m., rescuers were still working to drain the water out of the colliery.


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