7 trapped in flooded colliery in SW China

CHONGQING — Seven miners were trapped after a coal mine was flooded Monday afternoon in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said.

Ten people were working in a shaft at the Laolongdong Coal Mine in Changshou District, Chongqing, when the accident occurred around 4 p.m.. Three of the miners managed to escape, according to a statement from the district government.

Water flooded the shaft after miners accidentally drilled through to an adjacent mine which had previously flooded, escaped miners said.

Rescue work is underway.



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