State media: 56 trapped in China coal mine flood

July 21, 2008 8:56:57 AM PDT
A state-run news agency reports 56 people are trapped after a coal mine flooded in southern China. Xinhua News Agency said rescuers were unable to make contact with the miners at the Nadu mine in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region after the flood late Monday afternoon.

China's mines are the world's deadliest, with explosions, cave-ins and floods killing nearly 3,800 people last year.

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