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Coal mine flood traps 6 in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Six persons were trapped today in a coal mine flood in China's northwest Shaanxi province.

A pit of Bandingliangta Coal Mine in Daliuta Township in the resource-rich Shenmu county was flooded, the county 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, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 16:13 IST