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Eight workers rescued from flooded coal mine in China


Beijing, Jul 8: Eight workers, who were trapped in a coal mine due to water flooding in north China's Shanxi Province, were rescued early today, officials said.

They were lifted up from the pit early this morning, local authorities said. The flooding occurred at a coal mine shaft in Jincheng City on Saturday last where 94 people were working.


Eighty two of them were evacuated. Twelve miners were trapped after the flooding, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The eight miners had been reached by phone on Sunday. After about 125 hours' continuous rescue efforts, they were brought to safety. They were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Rescuers are still searching for the four others.


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