XIANGNING, China (AP) - 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 three days before getting into a mining cart that floated by.