Twenty two trapped miners rescued

Twenty two Chinese coal miners have been rescued after a week trapped in an illegal underground flooded mine.
The miners were originally trapped on 23 August when workers broke through the wall into an adjacent flooded pit, the Huffington Post reports.
Three miners were rescued on Saturday, but hopes had faded for the retrieval of the remaining trapped miners.
However, on Sunday, noises were heard through a 280 metre air vent drilled into the illegal coal mine.
The mine is located northeast of Qitaihe.
China accounts for around 80% of the world’s coal mining fatalities, despite only producing about 35% of the world’s coal.
 

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