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Wangjialing coal mine flood

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Water sent to trapped miners in Wangjialing coal mine China

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Six miners die in colliery flooding

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Rescued miners in China Wangjialing mine sent to hospital

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Workers rescued from flooded coal mine

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Rescuers try to free 153 miners trapped after mine flooded

The Wangjialing coal mine flood was an incident that began on Sunday, March 28, 2010, when underground water flooded parts of the Wangjialing coal mine in the Shanxi province of People's Republic of China. A total of 261 people were in the mine when workers first broke through an abandoned shaft that was filled with water. Over 100 managed to escape, but 153 workers were trapped in nine different platforms of the mine.
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