Last Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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.