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30 miners trapped in China


Twenty miners have escaped or been rescued from a flooded coal mine in southern China but six have died and 30 remain trapped, a state-run news agency said Tuesday.

Xinhua News Agency said 56 miners were trapped when the Nadu mine in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region flooded late Monday afternoon, but seven managed to escape. Six were confirmed dead Tuesday afternoon, it said.

Another 13 were rescued, Guo Shengkun, secretary of the regional Communist Party Committee, was quoted as saying.

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