There hadn't been much hope of finding 153 Chinese miners
alive in a flooded shaft but many of them are.
More than 100 have been pulled out alive after being trapped for
more than a week. Rescuers in tears hugged each other at the scene,
which was broadcast on national television. The sudden surge in
rescues was a rare piece of good news for China's mining industry,
the deadliest in the world.
A mine spokesman in China says a miracle has happened.
China Central Television says some of the miners managed to
attach themselves to a wall with their belts and hung there for