Three miners trapped in a flooded coal mine for close to 60 hours have been rescued.
The three were imprisoned in the mine in China’s Guizhou Weng’an province in the southwest of the country.
The mine was hit by a flood on Friday. Three others have been pronounced dead, three are still unaccounted for.
At the time the flood struck 32 mineworkers were lifted to safety.
Authorities say that eight people connected with the mine have been taken into custody.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing, but illegal mining is suspected.
The safety of China’s mines is a growing concern, two other explosions over the weekend left scores dead in the northwest of the country.
Tragic weekend in Chinese mines