CHINA 1 dead, 19 miners trapped in Northwest China's Qinghai

CHINA

1 dead, 19 miners trapped in Northwest China's Qinghai

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16:56, August 14, 2021

One miner is dead, another has been rescued and 19 remain trapped after water rushed into a coal mine in Northwest China's Qinghai Province on Saturday.

Rescuers discuss rescue plans at a coal mine in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 14, 2021. One miner was killed and 19 others were trapped after the coal mine was flooded by mud on Saturday, local authorities said. (Photo: Xinhua)

The accident happened around noon when 21 people were working down the mine located in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, said the provincial emergency management department.

Rescue operations were underway at the site located in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, said the provincial emergency management department.

More rescuers are rushing to the site.

(Compiled by Chen Siwei)

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