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Coal mine flooding traps 7 in east China

(Xinhua)

08:11, April 11, 2012

NANJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- A coal mine flooding occurred in Peixian county of east China's Jiangsu province Tuesday afternoon, trapping 7 miners underground.

Ten miners were working at the Kongzhuang Coal Mine, owned by the Datun Coal and Power company under the China National Coal Group, when the flooding occurred at 5:37 p.m. Three workers managed to escape, according to the company.

Rescue work is under way.

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