10 Jul '11, 7am

Two China miners rescued after 180 hours

Two China miners rescued after 180 hours

Two workers were pulled out alive more than 180 hours after trapped in a collapsed coal mine in south-west China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. -- PHOTO: AP HESHAN - TWO workers were pulled out alive more than 180 hours after trapped in a collapsed coal mine in south-west China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rescuers said on Sunday. The two were among 18 miners trapped after the mine operated by Guangxi Heshan Coal Mining Company collapsed midday on July 2 after days of heavy rain. Rescuers said they heard feeble sounds of the trapped miners at 3am on Sunday, but could not figure out how the sounds were made. Rescuers believed that four more miners were trapped in the same tunnel section where the two survivors were found, which is a ventilation lane 320m underground. A spokesman with the rescue headquarters said that the lane section was filled with sludge after...

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