Seven trapped in flooded coal mine

China Daily (Canada) - - XI’S VISIT -

CANADA Seven min­ers were trapped un­der­ground in a flooded coal mine in Yichun, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties. A to­tal of 21 min­ers were work­ing un­der­ground when the flood­ing oc­curred at 11:10 pm on Tues­day in a shaft in the city’s Yuanzhou district. As of 8 amonWed­nes­day, 14 min­ers had been res­cued, while seven oth­ers re­mained trapped. Un­der­ground com­mu­ni­ca­tion had been re­stored, and work­ers were in­stalling pump­ing equip­ment to res­cue the trapped min­ers.

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