Coal mine flood traps 6 in NW China

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XI’AN : Six people were trapped in a coal mine flood in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province early Wednesday, the local government said.

The flood was reported at 4:40 am in a pit of Bandingliangta Coal Mine in Daliuta Township in the resource rich Shenmu County, the county government said in a statement.Of the seven miners working in the pit, only one managed to escape, it said.

Rescuers are still searching for the trapped miners.The cause of the flooding is under investigation.-APP