Beijing: Sixteen miners in China remained trapped in a flooded coal mine on Thursday night, authorities said.

The accident took place at 6 pm on Wednesday when minors were working underground in Qielichong coal mine in Hunan province, Xinhua reported.

Twenty-four others managed to escape. The coal mine management reported the accident to the local government on Thursday.

Rescue efforts were continuing at 10.30 p.m. Thursday.  


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