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Four Chinese miners rescued after 36 days underground

Four Chinese miners rescued after 36 days underground
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In China, four miners are rescued after 36 days underground. The search goes on for 13 people still missing.


Four miners have been rescued, after 36 days underground in Shandong Province, eastern China.

The group surfaced on Friday, January 29, following a gypsum mine cave-in so powerful it registered at the national earthquake monitoring centre.

171 people were killed in 45 coal mine gas accidents last year in #China: National Energy Administration, Thur.

— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) January 28, 2016

They join eleven other people to be rescued following the collapse. Thirteen are still missing and one has been confirmed dead.

The trapped four were detected over 200 metres below the ground. As they resurfaced, their eyes were covered for protection after more than a month of darkness.

They are said to be in a stable condition.

Some 400 emergency and rescue workers took part in the operation. They spent several weeks tunnelling down to the miners after the December 25 collapse and passed liquids through a bore hole.

Life-saving passage built to reach four miners who have been trapped for nearly 30 days at a #Shandong gypsum mine

— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) January 23, 2016

Officials say the search for the missing miners will continue.

Two days after the collapse, the mine’s owner killed himself by jumping into a mine well.

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