More Than 100 Chinese Coal Miners Rescued

Monday, April 05, 2010

More than 100 Chinese coal miners have been pulled out alive from a flooded mine, after being trapped there for more than a week.

The Associated Press reports that the workers got trapped in the northern Chinese mine after they dug into an abandoned shaft that quickly filled with water. Many of the miners had strapped themselves to the shaft walls with their belts to keep themselves from falling into the water while they slept. Others had eaten sawdust for days.

The AP reports that a rescue spokesman said 115 survivors had been pulled out as of 4:30 PM local time. More than 30 miners are still in the shaft.

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