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22 trapped in coal mine flood

Rescuers have raced against time to pump water from a flooded coal mine in China, where 22 miners were trapped underground, and remain missing. The coal mine in Qujing, Yunnan Province, became flooded in the early hours of Monday morning, with only four of the 26 miners managing to escape.

22 trapped in coal mine flood
Rescuers race against time to pump water from a flooded coal mine where 22 miners were trapped underground on April 7, 2014 in Qujing, Yunnan Province of China. A mining zone of the Xiahaizi Coal Mine was flooded while 26 miners were working at 4:50 am. Only four miners managed to escape, 22 coal miners were trapped underground. (Getty Images)
22 trapped in coal mine flood
Rescuers rest after they made the first attempt to save the 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Qujing, southwestern China's Yunnan province on April 7, 2014. Rescuers on April 7 raced to save 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported. (Getty Images)
22 trapped in coal mine flood
Rescuers make their way into the shaft to save the 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Qujing, southwestern China's Yunnan province on April 7, 2014. Rescuers on April 7 raced to save 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported. (Getty Images)
22 trapped in coal mine flood
Rescuers make their way into the shaft to save the 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Qujing, southwestern China's Yunnan province on April 7, 2014. Rescuers on April 7 raced to save 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported. (Getty Images)
22 trapped in coal mine flood
Rescuers race against time to pump water from a flooded coal mine where 22 miners were trapped underground on April 7, 2014 in Qujing, Yunnan Province of China. A mining zone of the Xiahaizi Coal Mine was flooded while 26 miners were working at 4:50 am. Only four miners managed to escape, 22 coal miners were trapped underground. (Getty Images)
22 trapped in coal mine flood
Drainage efforts were carried out in a race against time flooded coal mine where 22 miners were trapped underground on April 7, 2014 in Qujing, Yunnan Province of China. A mining zone of the Xiahaizi Coal Mine was flooded while 26 miners were working at 4:50 am. Only four miners managed to escape, 22 coal miners were trapped underground. (Getty Images)
22 trapped in coal mine flood
Rescuers bring a hose into the shaft to save the 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Qujing, southwestern China's Yunnan province on April 7, 2014. Rescuers on April 7 raced to save 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported. (Getty Images)