Flooding traps 17 in northern China coal mine

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2009 11:14 PM

A work safety official says flooding has trapped 17 coal miners in northeastern China.

The official in Jilin province says the flooding occurred Friday afternoon at the mine in Meikou city.

He says workers are attempting to rescue the 17 trapped miners. He would not give his name, which is common among Chinese officials.

A gas explosion last weekend at another northern Chinese coal mine killed 108 and was the country's worst mining accident in two years.