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Rescuers rescuing 29 trapped miners in China

By the CNN Wire Staff
The eighth miner is being rescued from the flooded mine in Sichuan province, China, on Monday.
The eighth miner is being rescued from the flooded mine in Sichuan province, China, on Monday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Miners start emerging alive Monday
  • They're alive after more than 24 hours in a flooded mine, state media says
  • Mine accidents are common in China
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  • China

Beijing, China (CNN) -- Twenty-nine miners trapped in a flooded mine in China were still alive after more than 24 hours, and rescuers were lifting them out, state media reported Monday.

At least one miner was shown loaded on an emergency gurney on Monday on state television. The area around the mine was full of rescue workers and vehicles.

Earlier state media reports had said 28 miners were trapped in Sichuan province.

Mine accidents are common in China. In 2009, 2,631 people died in such accidents.

In April, the country launched a campaign to inspect safety regulations in mines and other industries that have had serious accidents.

CNN's Eve Bower contributed to this report.

 
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