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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three miners died and 15 others went missing after a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan was flooded on Saturday, media reported.

    The accident took place at around 3 p.m. (07:00 GMT) near the city of Yibin, China’s CCTV news channel said. A search-and-rescue operation is underway.

    Mine accidents are not uncommon in China. A roof collapse in Shaanxi province in January killed 21 people.

    The same number of miners died in Shandong province in October of last year when a rock burst destroyed a tunnel.

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