Rescue underway in flooded mine in Guizhou

15:54, July 03, 2011      

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Rescuers convey water pumps into the flooded mine in Pingtang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 3, 2011. Flood waters continued to pour into the coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province Sunday following Saturday's flood that trapped 23 workers underground. The accident happened at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Niupeng Mine in Pingtang County of the Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan. Rescuers worked through the night to pump water from the pit. Four more pumps were being installed, hoping to speed up draining to 1,650 cubic meters an hour from the current 1,300 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

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