Fears over flooded Chinese coal mine

A FLOODING event on Sunday has reportedly trapped 24 miners at a Chinese underground coal mine in Shanxi province after more than 220 people safely evacuated.

Blair Price

The incident occurred after water accumulated in a mined-out area of the Datong Coal Mine Group-owned colliery, according to Chinese media reports.

Rescue efforts yesterday were focused on rescuing the 24 miners trapped underground. No official death count has yet been recorded.

The mine’s annual production capacity is believed to be 900,000 tonnes per annum.