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Eight trapped in SW China coal mine flooding

(Xinhua)

08:19, September 12, 2012

GUIYANG, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Eight miners were trapped in a coal mine flooding in southwest China's Guizhou Province Tuesday night, local workplace safety authorities said Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Guba coal mine in Longchang Township, Fuquan City when 41 miners were working underground.

Thirty-three miners escaped.

Rescue is underway.

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