153 Trapped in China Coal Mine

Another mining accident has trapped dozens of miners underground in Shanxi. From CNN:

Mine workers became trapped in the Wangjialing coal mine in China’s Shanxi Province on Sunday when underground water gushed into the mine, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the provincial work safety supervision administration.

More than 100 workers were rescued from the mine, officials said.

The cause of the flooding was not immediately known.

Officials originally estimated that 152 people were trapped inside, then revised that number to 123. But late Sunday, officials revised the number again to 153, Xinhua said.

March 28, 2010 9:02 PM
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