Rescue On for 19 Trapped Coal Miners in China
Xinhua reported that more than 900 rescuers are racing against time to search for 19 workers trapped in a coal mine flooded by mud at an altitude of more than 3,700 meters above sea level in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The accident happened on Saturday at noon when there were 21 people working in the mine located in Gangca County, Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Two miners made it to the surface, including one who was confirmed dead, while the rest remain trapped
According to the rescuers, the water level in the mine surged one meter after the mudslide. At the mine about 65 km away from the county seat of Gangca, various rescue forces are dredging, pumping out water and improving ventilation in the mine shaft.