At least 114 rescued from flooded China mine
Posted: 04-06-2010

At least 114 rescued from flooded China mine
Posted 2010/04/05 at 2:50 am EDT

XIANGNING, China, Apr. 5, 2010 (Reuters) — Chinese rescuers have pulled 114 miners from a flooded coal mine in northern Shanxi province more than a week since the accident occurred, dozens of them rescued on Monday.

A survivor is taken to a hospital after being rescued out from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine, located across both Xiangning county and Hejin city, Shanxi province April 5, 2010. Nine miners trapped in the flooded coal mine in northern China were rescued early on Monday after more than seven days underground, with signs that over 140 others may also still be alive in the shaft. REUTERS/Xinhua/Lu Xiaoyu

"It is a miracle in China's mining rescue history," Luo Lin, head of the State Administration of Work Safety waiting at the pit entrance, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Rescuers were continuing the search for 39 trapped miners, the agency said.

Shanxi Communist Party chief Zhang Baoshun was quoted as saying most of the survivors were believed to be in stable condition.

(Reporting by Jacqueline Wong; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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