153 mine workers trapped in the Wangjialing coal mine in China’s Shanxi province on Sunday after it was flooded, the state-run media reported.
According to the report, the underground water gushed into the mine where 261 people were working inside. At least 100 people were rescued already and the other 153 were still missing.
The cause of it was not yet known.
It was noted that Shanxi province is considered as the China’s richest coal province. The Wantjialing complex, on the other hand, belongs to the state-owned Huajin Coking Coal company.
The mine lays on more than 2.3 billion tones of coal reserve and is still undergoing construction, and is expected to produce six million tonnes a year once in operation.