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Hope for Chinese miners


Reports in China say at least 95 miners are still alive after being trapped in a flooded mine for over a week.

A 3,000-strong rescue team is now working on bringing them to the surface after the first nine survivors were pulled out earlier on Monday.

They were greeted by a round of applause from onlookers before being hurried away by ambulance for medical checks.

The Wangjialing mine in the Shanxi province flooded after a shaft wall collapsed, leaving at least 153 people trapped underground.

Rescuers have been working day and night to pump the water out from the mine and reach the remaining survivors.

Media reports say the amount of flood water is equivalent to 55 Olympic swimming pools.

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