Monday, April 5

Latest: China - 114 Survivors Rescued From Flooded Coal Mine, 39 Still Trapped


XIANGNING, Shanxi -- More than 100 survivors are expected to be rescued from the flooded Wangjialing coal mine. A total of 88 survivors had been taken out of the shaft by 1:27 PM, Monday.

"Rescuers are continuing the search for 39 trapped miners. The rescue work is still challenging," said Wang Jun, governor of Shanxi.

According to Rescuers Headquarters, there are already taken out 114 miners from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in north China's Shanxi Province by Monday afternoon, nine days after the accident occurred.

Survivors with clothes covering on their eyes are being lifted out by rescuers.

Lou Lin (who is waiting at the pit entrance), head of the State Administration of Work Safety said that "It is a miracle in China's mining rescue history," .

As statement of Shanxi Party chief Zhang Baoshun,"Scientific methods and technology used in the rescue have ensured the survivors rescued alive after being trapped underground for a week,".
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