BEIJING (AP) – Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China‘s northwest, a state news agency reported.
The mine in Hutubi County in the Xinjiang region flooded at about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Xinhua News Agency said. It said eight people were rescued.
China‘s coal mines are among the world’s deadliest, regularly suffering explosions and gas leaks despite repeated safety crackdowns.
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