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Three miners drown when mine floods

Update: July, 24/2012 - 12:20

QUANG NINH – Three miners died when underground water suddenly filled a coal mine of the Uong Bi Coal Factory in the northern Quang Ninh province at noon yesterday.

Factory director Nguyen Truong Giang said nine workers were in the mine at the time; four escaped and a rescue team saved two others.

The three miners who died are Pham Van Tuan, 32, Le Cong Mao, 49 and Le Van Truc, 38.

The two rescued miners are in a serious condition at Viet Nam-Thuy Dien Hospital.

Quang Ninh Province's People Committee has supported families of the dead with VND6 million (US$300) each while VND3 million ($150) was given to each family of the injured. – VNS

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