53 rescuers saved from China mine tunnel collapse

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments   Share   BEIJING (AP) – Fifty-three rescuers have been freed after becoming trapped while trying to save five coal miners stuck underground when a tunnel collapsed at a southwest China mine.The official Xinhua News Agency said the rescuers had been trying to help five miners trapped since the tunnel at the Anlilai mine in Guizhou province collapsed on Wednesday.But as they tried to enter the mine, the tunnel collapsed a second time and trapped the rescuers. Xinhua said the 53 were pulled out Thursday through a freshly-dug tunnel. Top Stories ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-875-9940 ErrorOK Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of The work to reach the five trapped miners was continuing.China’s coal mines are among the world’s deadliest and have frequent explosions, cave-ins and floods. Repeated safety crackdowns have lowered the death rate, but hundreds of fatalities still occur every year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more