Chinese rescuers work to rescue the miners being trapped at the Yurong gypsum mine after a cave-in in Pingyi county, Linyi city, east China's Shandong

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Chinese rescuers work to rescue the miners being trapped at the Yurong gypsum mine after a cave-in in Pingyi county, Linyi city, east China's Shandong
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Chinese rescuers work to rescue the miners being trapped at the Yurong gypsum mine after a cave-in in Pingyi county, Linyi city, east China's Shandong province, 28 January 2016. Four Chinese miners who had been trapped underground for 36 days have been rescued, Chinese state media say. The men were trapped by a cave-in at a gypsum mine in eastern Shandong province on 25 December. China's CCTV showed dramatic footage of one of the men appearing on the surface and then being taken to hospital. In all, 29 people were initially trapped by the collapse: 15 have now been rescued and one confirmed dead, while 13 are still missing. The four miners, who were detected more than 200 metres (656ft) below the ground, were led to safety late on Friday (29 January 2016). Their eyes were covered with masks as they appeared on the surface, reports say. Local media say the men are being examined in a local hospital.

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