22 Rescued from Flooded Illegal Mine

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 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 ….

China’s is the most dangerous in the world, with more than 2,600 miners killed in in alone.

Source: Miners rescued from flooded illegal Chinese pit – BBC

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