Over 100 Miners Rescued In China Following Accident

04.05.10 | FL News Team

Over 100 miners have been rescued from a flooded coal mine in northern China after spending more than a week trapped below ground. A total of 153 miners became trapped in the mine when it filled with water. The latest rescues mean at least 114 are now accounted for. The government has mobilized three-thousand rescue workers to pump water from the shaft and search for the remaining trapped miners.

 Chinese coal mines are notoriously dangerous. More than 26-hundred miners were killed in Chinese coal mine accidents in 2009, an average of seven a day.