21 miners trapped in China's Xinjiang coal mine, rescue operation on

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A conception of the excavation filled with water, starring to powerfulness outages conscionable aft 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) connected Saturday erstwhile 29 miners were moving astatine the tract successful Hutubi county. 

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Beijing: Twenty-one miners are trapped successful a flooded coalmine successful northwest China's Xinjiang region, Chinese authorities quality bureau Xinhua reported connected Sunday, citing a section exigency department.

A conception of the excavation filled with water, starring to powerfulness outages conscionable aft 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) connected Saturday erstwhile 29 miners were moving astatine the tract successful Hutubi county, the study said.

Eight miners person been lifted out.

State media outlet Global Times said 12 of the miners who stay trapped person been located and are expected to beryllium rescued.

The determination of 9 others has been determined, but their information is unknown, the paper said. The 12 are connected a level astir 1.2 km (4,000 feet) beneath ground, and the layout of the excavation is complex, complicating rescue efforts, it said.

Emergency workers person acceptable up respective h2o pumps astatine the site.

Chinese mines are among the deadliest successful the world.

Ten golden miners were confirmed dormant successful January pursuing an detonation successful a excavation successful coastal Shandong province.

In December, 23 radical were killed aft being trapped successful a excavation successful the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing. Three months earlier, 16 radical died successful a coalmine successful the aforesaid area.

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