China Mine Flooding

Hundreds of miners were rescued from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in Xiangning, China. See the rescuers in action.

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    Rescue

    April 5: A rescued miner is pulled from the inundated Wangjialing Coal Mine. More than 100 Chinese miners were rescued after being trapped for over a week in a flooded coal mine, where some ate sawdust and strapped themselves to the shafts' walls with their belts to avoid drowning while they slept.
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    Rescue

    April 5: A survivor is rescued from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in Xiangning, north China's Shanxi Province.
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    Medical Help

    April 5: Medical personnel attend to a coal miner rescued from the Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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    Medical Help

    April 5: A health worker carries a box labeled Glucose solution in preparation for the arrival of a coal miner rescued from the Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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    Rescue

    April 5: Rescued miners are carried to ambulances from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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    Medical Help

    April 5: A coal miner rescued from the Wangjialing Coal Mine is rushed into a hospital in Hejing. Hundreds of rescue workers who had raced to save the miners cheered upon the successful rescue.
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    Rescue

    March 29: Rescuers unload a metal trolley at Wangjialing Coal Mine in northern China's Shanxi province, about 400 miles southwest of Beijing. Rescuers working in a drizzling rain raced Monday to free 153 coal miners trapped deep underground by a flood that may have started when workers digging a new mine accidentally broke into a network of old, water-filled shafts.
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    March 29: A mine worker walks past metal trolleys as rescuers gather at the Wangjialing Coal Mine where 153 coal miners trapped deep underground.
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    Rescue

    March 29: Rescuers work at the site of a flooding accident at the Wangjialing Coal Mine, which sits astride Xiangning County of Linfen City and Hejin City of Yuncheng City.
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    Rescue

    March 29: Rescuers unload metal pipes and pumping equipment onto a metal trolley at the Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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    Rescue

    March 29: Rescuers push a metal trolley along rail tracks at the Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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    Medical Help

    April 5: A coal miner rescued from the Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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    Rescue

    March 29: Rescuers unload metal pipes at the Wangjialing Coal Mine.
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