miner-pakistani-morguefile.jpgMore than 100 Chinese miners were pulled out alive Monday after being trapped for over a week in a flooded coal mine, where some ate sawdust and strapped themselves to the shafts’ walls with their belts to avoid drowning while they slept.

“A miracle has finally happened,” Liu Dezheng told reporters Monday morning, after the first nine miners were taken out shortly after midnight.

(Continue Reading story in the Toronto Star)

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