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Rescue work underway to save 11 trapped miners in Guizhou, SW China

(Xinhua)

13:45, April 27, 2012

A rescue mission has been conducted at the site where a colliery is flooded in the Xinsheng Coal Mine in Yanhe county in southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 27, 2012. Rescuers were rushing to pump water out of the flooded coal mine where 11 miners were trapped for over 10 hours since Thursday morning, local authorities said. A total of 22 people were working underground when the flooding occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in the coal mine. Eleven miners managed to escape, but another 11 have remained trapped since the flooding. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)
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