According to the New York Times, "At least 123 people were trapped underground Sunday after water gushed into a coal mine in northern China."
The administration said that 138 workers were rescued but the rest were trapped.
CNN reports that the total number of trapped coal miners was 152. They also said that only 109 coal miners were rescued.
According to CNN the cause of the flood is has not yet been determined.
The New York times notes that "2,631 people died in coal mine accidents in 2009," and these accidents were blamed on the lack of safety standards and poor training.