22 trapped in southwest China mine flood

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 07, 2014 08:50 hrs

Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Twenty-two workers have been trapped in a coal mine after a flash flood early Monday morning in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

The flooding occurred at 4.50 a.m. in the mine in Qilin district of Qujing city, where 26 workers were working underground, Xinhua quoted the emergency office of the Qujing municipal government as saying.

Rescue teams have been sent to the mine.

As of 11 a.m., four workers have been rescued.

An investigation into the accident is under way.

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