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Rescue of trapped miners continues in Shanxi

2010-03-29 15:26:48 GMT2010-03-29 23:26:48 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers carry pumps at the site of a flooding accident of Wangjialing Coal Mine, sitting astride Xiangning County of Linfen City and Hejin City of Yuncheng City, in north China's Shanxi Province, on March 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

Rescuers carry pipes at the site of a flooding accident of Wangjialing Coal Mine, sitting astride Xiangning County of Linfen City and Hejin City of Yuncheng City, in north China's Shanxi Province, on March 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Gao Xueyu)

Rescuers work at the site of a flooding accident of Wangjialing Coal Mine, sitting astride Xiangning County of Linfen City and Hejin City of Yuncheng City, in north China's Shanxi Province, on March 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Gao Xueyu)

Rescuers work at the site of a flooding accident of Wangjialing Coal Mine, sitting astride Xiangning County of Linfen City and Hejin City of Yuncheng City, in north China's Shanxi Province, on March 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Rescuers work at the site of a flooding accident of Wangjialing Coal Mine, sitting astride Xiangning County of Linfen City and Hejin City of Yuncheng City, in north China's Shanxi Province, on March 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Gao Xueyu)

Water stopped rising Monday morning in the flooded coal mine in Shanxi Province, where 153 workers are believed to be trapped, the rescue headquarters said. Six pumps were pumping up to 300 cubic meters of water per hour round-the-clock at the site and survival chances of the trapped workers were looking better, according to the rescue headquarters.

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