11 trapped miners in China still aliveJuly 8th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Eleven of the 16 trapped miners in a flooded coal mine in China were alive three days after the accident, authorities said Sunday.
Medical personnel had gone into the colliery pit in Hunan province carrying stretchers and first-aid material, Xinhua reported.
Forty people were working underground when the pit was flooded Wednesday evening. Twenty-four miners managed to escape, but 16 others were trapped.
The owner of the mine has been arrested.
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