Miners rescued after 40 hours trapped

EIGHT Chinese coal miners trapped when a tunnel collapsed on Tuesday were rescued early Thursday after 40 hours underground, in a rare positive outcome for Chinese coal mine disasters.
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Staff Reporter

It was originally thought seven miners were underground at the time of the collapse, but it was later found one miner had not tagged on to his shift, and was also trapped.

The accident happened at the Xieqiao Coal Mine in Fuyang, a city in the eastern province of Anhui, official news agency Xinhua said.

The cause of the cave-in has not been reported, but coal mine accidents are often attributable to lack of necessary safety equipment or indifference to safety rules.

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