China: 21 miners stranded in a coal mine

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Rescuers were working on Sunday to rescue 21 miners stranded in a coal mine in China’s Xinjiang region after flooding, state media said.

The accident occurred at the Fengyuan site on Saturday evening, while personnel from this coal mine were carrying out improvement works, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Eight of the 29 people in the mine were rescued and rescuers were able to locate 12 of the remaining 21 people.

They were trying to pump the water that had invaded the galleries after flooding, while blowing air.

Accidents often occur in mines in China due to often poor safety conditions.

In January, 22 miners in eastern China were stranded for nearly two weeks after an explosion blocked the entrance to the mine. Eleven had been rescued, ten were dead and one minor had been reported missing.