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Dozens rescued from collapsed Chinese mine

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Dozens rescued from collapsed Chinese mine


There has been a rare bit of good news for China’s dangerous mining industry with 45 workers pulled alive from a colliery in the country’s Henan province.

The men had been trapped underground for 36 hours after a small earthquake caused a shaft to cave in and then an explosion.

Eight workers died in the accident on Thursday, while 22 others were rescued or escaped shortly after.

The latest rescue will come as a big relief for authorities who are often criticised over the high number of mining industry deaths every year.

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