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Rescuers Try To Reach Trapped Chinese Miners

Rescue efforts continue in northern China to reach 153 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine, nearly 24 hours after water poured into an underground shaft.

President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have ordered local authorities to do everything possible to save the workers at the vast Wangjialing mine in Shanxi Province.

If the trapped workers are not rescued, the accident will be the deadliest in China in years.

compiled from agency reports