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UPDATED: 08:24, May 24, 2004
Coal mine flooding traps 17 workers in W. China province
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A total of 17 workers were trapped in a coal mine hit by flooding Sunday afternoon in Gansu Province, officials said.

Twenty-nine miners were working in Wutao Coal Mine in Shandan County when the accident happened at 1:30 p.m. and 12 were rescued.

A group of officials and experts headed by Deputy Governor Yang Zhiming have rushed to the site for rescue operations, and investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

Source: Xinhua

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