HEFEI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have pulled most of the miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in east China's Anhui Province to safety and are searching for the last missing worker, said a mine manager late Sunday.
The flooding occurred at 0:20 a.m. Sunday, when 444 miners were working underground at the Taoyuan Mine in Suzhou City. As of 10 p.m.,443 of them have been rescued.
"The 443 people who have been pulled out of the mine have no serious health problems and have returned home for rest," said Xu Huali, the mine's boss.
The mine's work data showed a total of 444 miners were working underground when the flooding occurred, said Zhang Xianyi, another mine official. He added rescuers were searching for the last missing person.
The mine has suspended production.
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