Sounds Heard from Chinese Mine Where 22 Missing

Sounds emerged from the flooded mine where twenty-two miners are still trapped after almost a week, AP reports:

The noises came from a 920-foot (280-meter) pipe that was drilled late Sunday to allow fresh air into the illegal mine in the Heilongjiang province city of Qitaihe in the northeast of China, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Twenty-six miners were trapped Aug. 23 when workers broke through into an adjacent flooded pit.

Xinhua said three miners were rescued Saturday and one body has been recovered.

August 28, 2011 9:47 PM
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