Miners out after week
SIX men were rescued from a flooded Chinese coal mine yesterday having survived a week underground after at least four of their coworkers were killed, the official Xinhua news agency said. Another five workers were still trapped at the colliery at Hegang in the northern province of Heilongjiang. It flooded on July 20, trapping 15 miners, with investigators blaming the accident on a downpour. Xinhua said rescuers started bringing the men out yesterday. Images showed a heavilywrapped miner being put in an ambulance.