At least eight miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in north China’s Shanxi province were found dead today.

Bodies of the mine workers in Hongtong county have been retrieved this morning, the rescue headquarters said.

Four workers, who were pulled out alive yesterday, were receiving treatment at a local hospital.

Twenty two out of 34 people, who were working underground at the time of the incident on Wednesday escaped from the shaft, while the rest were trapped underground.

(This article was published on August 4, 2012)
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