6 trapped miners rescued 3 days after coal mine flooding


XI’AN, April 22, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) – Six trapped miners were lifted from a coal mine shaft on Saturday morning, three days after a flooding in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, according to the local rescue headquarters.

The miners were conscious and in stable condition when they were rescued at 9:59 a.m. Saturday. They have been rushed to a local hospital.

The flooding was reported at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday in a pit of the
Bandingliangta Coal Mine in the resource-rich Shenmu County.

Of the seven miners working in the pit, only one managed to escape when the accident occurred.