Rescuers on Wednesday found three bodies at a flooded coal mine
in north China's Shanxi Province where 10 miners have been
trapped since early Tuesday morning, local authorities said.
The owner of the illegal mine at Wangfeng Township, Wanbailin
District of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, fled after the
accident and local police are searching for him, a spokesman with
the Taiyuan Municipal Bureau of Work Safety told Xinhua.
Rescuers are struggling to pump water to reach the other trapped
miners, he said.
(Xinhua News Agency November 9, 2006)