56 Trapped in South China Mine: State Media

From AFP:

A flood in a south China coal mine has trapped 56 people underground, state-run media said Tuesday.

Rescuers have yet to make contact with the miners at the Nadu mine in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua news agency said, citing the Guangxi Work Safety Administration.

It is not clear what caused the flood, which occurred Monday afternoon.

The State Administration of Coal Mine Safety director was heading to the location to oversee rescue efforts, Xinhua said.

July 21, 2008 6:34 PM
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