11 miners missing in northwest China's flooded coal mine

Updated: 2016-04-25 13:23


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XI'AN - Eleven miners were missing in a coal mine flooding accident Monday in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, authorities said.

The accident happened around 8 am at Zhaojin Coal Mine in Yaozhou district in the city of Tongchuan, when 67 workers were in the shaft, said a spokesman with the Tongchuan city government.

Fifty-six of them managed to escape and rescuers were rushing to find the missing.