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Around 20 miners trapped in east China mine accident

2014-01-14 14:37 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e

An estimated 20 miners were trapped in a coal mine accident on Tuesday morning in east China's Anhui province, said local safety supervision authorities.

At 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, a roof collapse occurred at Zhuji coal mine in Huainan city, according to the Anhui Provincial Department of Safety Supervision.

As of 2 p.m., one trapped miner had been lifted and about twenty others remained trapped in the mine, according to the Huainan Mining Industry Co., Ltd., a state-owned group of the Zhuji coal mine.

Rescue teams have been sent to the accident site.

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