22 miners have safely emerged from an illegal mine in north-eastern China after a week trapped underground. Another man’s body was recovered, while three remain missing. From the BBC:
The miners became trapped in the small, illegal mine in Heilongjiang province after accidentally drilling through into a neighbouring pit ….
Xinhua reports that the mine, near the city of Qitaihe, had been ordered to close in 2007 but re-opened illegally.
Hopes that the miners were still alive were revived on Sunday when noises were detected through a 920-ft (280m) pipe that was drilled to allow fresh air into the mine ….