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8 rescued, 21 trapped in coal mine accident in Xinjiang


Aerial photo taken on April 11, 2021 shows a rescue site at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Aerial photo taken on April 11, 2021 shows a rescue site at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Rescuers work at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 11, 2021. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Rescuers work at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 11, 2021. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Rescuers work at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 11, 2021. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Rescuers work at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 11, 2021. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Rescuers work at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 11, 2021. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Rescuers work at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 11, 2021. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Aerial photo taken on April 11, 2021 shows a rescue site at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

Aerial photo taken on April 11, 2021 shows a rescue site at a flooded coal mine in Hutubi County of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in Xinjiang, local authorities said Sunday. The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine. Rescue work is currently underway. (Xinhua/Gao Han)

URUMQI, April 11 (Xinhua) — Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Sunday.

The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, when 29 workers were upgrading the coal mine in Hutubi County, the Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji.

Rescue work is currently underway. Enditem

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