Seven trapped in flooded coal mine in China
Beijing: Seven workers were trapped in a
flooded coal mine in China and efforts are on to save them,
media reported on Thursday.
The accident happened on Tuesday when water inundated
the Yide Coal Mine in Xiangtan County, trapping the seven
miners 89 metres below the surface.
Rescuers were trying to install pumps to drain the
In addition to pumping water out of the mine, the
rescuers will have to clear the caved-in area before they can
reach the miners, official news agency Xinhua reported.
The cave-in and low levels of oxygen in the area
have lowered the miners` chances of survival, experts said.
A deputy mine manager led 27 workers safely out of the
mine after the accident.
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