|Rescuers rush to the flooded Xiahaizi coal mine in Dongshan Town of Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 7, 2014. Twenty-two out of the 26 workers have been trapped by the flood happening early Monday. (Xinhua) |
KUNMING, April 7 -- Twenty-two workers have been trapped by a coal mine flood early on Monday morning in Qujing City in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The flooding occurred at 4:50 a.m. in a mine in Qilin District, where 26 workers were working underground, said the emergency office of the Qujing municipal government.
Local government authorities have sent rescue teams to the mine.
As of 11 a.m., four workers have been rescued.
Investigation into the incident is also under way.