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Coal Mine Floods in Southern China, 100 Trapped

China's official news agency says a coal mine in southern China has flooded, trapping about 100 miners.

Xinhua reports that rescue efforts are underway Sunday at the mine in Xingning City, in Guangdong Province.

China has the world's deadliest mines, with thousands of workers killed each year from explosions, fires, floods and gas leaks. Safety regulations are commonly overlooked, as mines are under pressure to supply coal to fuel China's growing energy demands.

In the past several days, nearly 40 mine workers have been killed in accidents across the country.

Some information for this report provided by AP.