Trapped Miners Rescued After Almost 60 Hours

In China’s latest mining accident, three miners were killed in a flooded mine in Guizhou while three others were rescued after two and a half days underground. From AP:

Xinhua News Agency says they were lifted to safety from the mine in province’s Weng’an county early Monday. They have been hospitalized in stable condition. Three other miners remain missing.

The mine flooded at around 10 p.m. Friday, trapping nine miners. Rescuers on Sunday had been waiting for the water level to recede before entering the shaft.

Xinhua says police have detained eight people in the ongoing investigation.

Last week, a landslide at a mine in Tibet killed 83 miners.

April 7, 2013, 9:57 PM
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