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39 Chinese Coal Miners Rescued; 30 Still Missing


Rescuers have found 39 coal miners alive in a flooded mine in northeast China and brought them to the surface.

The Tengda coal mine in Jiaohe city, Jilin province, was flooded Sunday when water from a neighboring mine gushed into the shaft, trapping 69 men working deep underground. Thirty miners are still missing. The Tengda Coal Mine is run by the local township, which has a license for its operation.

In a separate coal-mine accident, eight workers are dead and four are still missing in Yuzhou City in central Henan province.

China's mines are the most dangerous in the world. Explosions, flooding and cave-ins kill thousands of miners every year.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.

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