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Coal mine flooded in NW China, no casualties

(Xinhua)

08:25, August 08, 2011

A coal mine was flooded in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Sunday, but no casualties have been reported.

The flood occurred early Sunday morning in Sangshuping coal mine near the city of Hancheng. All 333 miners working underground at the time have been evacuated, according to the local government.

An investigation is under way.

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