14 Workers Trapped in Tunnel After Flood in China

Search teams are working to free them
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 15, 2021 12:12 AM CDT
Flood Traps 14 Workers in Tunnel in China
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Search teams were trying Thursday to rescue 14 construction workers trapped by an overnight flood in a tunnel being built in southern China, the AP reports. The cause of the 3:30am flood in the city of Zhuhai is under investigation, the city's emergency management department said in an online post. A command center was set up, and the rescue teams were mobilized from several city agencies. Zhuhai is a coastal city in Guangdong province near Macao at the mouth of the Pearl River delta. It was one of China's early special economic zones when the ruling Communist Party started opening up the economy about 40 years ago. (Read more China stories.)

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