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Two trapped Chinese miners rescued, 10 others dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 20:58

Beijing: Two Chinese miners who were found alive ten days after they were trapped in a flooded coal mine shaft were rescued today but 10 others who went missing died, the state media reported.

The two workers were saved by rescuers early this morning at the Zhengsheng Coal Mine of Shanxi Coking Coal Group in Fenyang City.

They were conscious and did not have life-threatening problems and are currently receiving treatment at a local hospital, quoting the company officials, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

How they survived in the shaft were yet to be known as they were too feeble to talk, they said.

The bodies of the remaining 10 miners were recovered later in the day, the report said, adding a probe into the accident is underway.

A total of 12 miners were trapped after a flooding in the state-owned mine on September 28.

Last year, 1,384 people were killed in coal mining accidents in China, the world`s largest coal producing country.


First Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 20:58
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