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22 trapped in SW China mine flood

Local government authorities have sent rescue teams to the mine/XINHUA-File

Local government authorities have sent rescue teams to the mine/XINHUA-File

KUNMING, Apr 7 – Twenty-two workers have been trapped by a coal mine flood early on Monday morning in Qujing City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

The flooding occurred at 4:50am in a mine in Qilin District, where 26 workers were working underground, said the emergency office of the Qujing municipal government.

Local government authorities have sent rescue teams to the mine.

As of 11am, four workers had been rescued.

An investigation into the incident is also underway.

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