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2 bodies recovered from Hunan mine

07-09-2012 10:15 BJT

In Leiyang city in central China’s Hunan province, the bodies of two miners have been brought to the surface. So far 8 people have been rescued, 2 have been confirmed dead, and 6 others are missing.

Rescuers are continuing to comb the flooded mine for the remaining workers. Rescue efforts were halted due to unexpected high levels of water in the passage leading to the trapped miners, forcing workers to dig a new path into the mine. The rescued miners, who had been trapped for more than 100 hours, are in stable condition.

The mine was flooded on Wednesday when 40 miners were working underground. Two dozen managed to escape. Managers of the mine failed to report the accident in the required time, delaying rescue efforts for at least 12 hours. The mine owner is in police custody.

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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