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Mine flooding traps 12

Flood rushed into a coal mine in Jincheng City in north China’s Shanxi Province Saturday night, trapping 12 miners underground.

The State Administration of Work Safety, China’s top safety watchdog, said on Sunday that the flooding occurred around 11 p.m. on Saturday when 94 miners were working underground. 82 of them have been rescued while 12 others remain trapped.

The mine is operated by a local state-owned coal company with an annual production capacity of 900,000 tonnes.

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