Rescuers pull 29 from flooded coal mine in China

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 22, 2010 09:06




BEIJING  — All 29 miners trapped for nearly a day in a flooded Chinese coal mine have been lifted to safety and the rest have been confirmed alive, state media said Monday.

The 29 miners were trapped Sunday morning after the small Batian mine in southwest China's Sichuan province suddenly flooded. Rescuers initially thought only 28 were trapped but made contact with the workers Monday and revised the figure upward.

State broadcaster China Central Television showed a line of ambulances and large crowds waiting near the entrance to the mine, and medics wrapping a survivor in blankets before carrying him to an ambulance on a stretcher.


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