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Coal mine flooding in China's Shanxi province kills 19

Nineteen people are confirmed dead in coal mine flooding in Jiangjiawan Mine in Datong City, Shanxi Province of China.

A total of 247 people were working in Jiangjiawan Mine in Datong City when the disaster occurred around 6:50 p.m. on Sunday. Two hundred and twenty-three miners made it out safely, while 24 were trapped, Xinhua reported.

Water from a ground-level reservoir flooded the coal mine. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 6,100 cubic meters of water had been pumped out of the shaft.

A coal mine flooding in Anhui Province of China had claimed lives of seven people this January.