Race to save trapped Chinese miners

RESCUERS are scrambling to save miners in southern China, after flooding and a cave in at two separate mines left a possible 40 men trapped underground.
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Lauren Barrett

The BBC reported rescuers had been pumping water and releasing explosive gas after a mine in Guangxi Zhuang caved in.

Nineteen miners are believed to be trapped in the mine about 390 metres underground.

In the Niupeng mine in Guizhou Province 21 miners have been confirmed trapped after heavy flooding seeped into the mine.

The BBC reported Xinhua news agency as saying high water levels have so far severely jeopardised the rescue effort at the Niupeng mine.

Back in 2009, 2600 Chinese miners reportedly died in mine related accidents.

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