Six dead, one still trapped in C China coal mine floods

WUHAN, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Rescuers have pulled out six bodies and are looking for the seventh miner, who is still trapped in a coal mine after floods in central China’s Hubei Province.

The mine, owned by the Yesanguan Mining Co., Ltd in Badong County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, was flooded on August 8, when one miner died.

As miners were cleaning up the shaft five days later, it flooded again, trapping six.

Nearly 30 rescuers have so far retrieved five bodies.

Local authorities have ordered all coal mines in the county to suspend work and carry out safety inspections.


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