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Survivors pulled from collapsed China mine

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 01:14

Nov. 20 - Rescuers remove two survivors from a collapsed mine in northern China; one miner remains trapped, and four have died. Travis Brecher reports.

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Rescue workers pull two injured miners from a collapsed mine in northern China in the early hours of Sunday morning. A total of seven survivors have been rescued so far - but one man remains trapped underground, and four others have been killed. Thirteen miners were inside the pit at the coal mine in Inner Mongolia when it caved in on Friday. Survivors have been transported to a local hospital. (SOUNDBITE) VICE PRESIDENT OF HUADE COUNTY HOSPITAL, LI YOU, SAYING (Mandarin) : "They are in stable condition, with sustained minor fractures that are not life threatening." The collapse is the latest in a series of mine accidents in China - which has the world's deadliest mines -- mostly due to lax safety standards. Official reports say 2,433 people were killed in coal mine accidents in 2010 alone - an improvement to the previous year's 2,631. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Survivors pulled from collapsed China mine

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 01:14