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Coal mine floods in China; 20 trapped

Coal mine floods in China; 20 trapped

A coal mine in the city of Xiaoyi in China's Shanxi province flooded as a result of illegal mining, leaving over 20 people trapped, local authorities have informed.

The accident took place around 11 pm on Wednesday at the mine in Duxigou village, Xixinzhuang Township. As per the initial investigation, 22 people were working underground. The mine owner has fled.

Rescue work is underway, and the local public security department has put three suspects under control. They are also searching for the missing mine owner.

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TAGS:Coal mining China Illegal mining 
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