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21 Die in Flooded North China Coal Mine

Search teams have recovered the bodies of 21 Chinese coal miners who died when the shaft where they were working filled with water, an official said Friday. After days of frantic rescue efforts following the accident Sunday, the final death toll of 21 was confirmed by a Datong city government official who gave only his surname, Meng.  More than 600 rescuers had been working to pump water from the shaft and drill holes from the surface at the Jiangjiawan mine near the northern city...

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