One body found in southwest China flooded coal mine, 11 remain trapped

08:46, June 01, 2011      

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Rescuers have found the body of one miner at a flooded coal mine in southwest China where 11 others are still trapped, according to the rescue mission headquarters early Wednesday.

The body was found at around 10 p.m. Tuesday, more than 60 hours after the accident occurred at Fuhong Coal Mine in Jinyang New District of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province.

Rescuers are continuing to remove the sludge in the flooded shaft, and the rest 11 trapped miners still have survival chances but high density of gas has hampered the progress of the rescue mission , said Pu Jianjiang, chief of the provincial safety supervisory management bureau.

An initial investigation indicated that the mine failed to follow an approved design in production, which caused the accident.

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