Dec. 7 - Four Chinese miners are rescued after being trapped for more than five days in a flooded mine. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Four miners were rescued early on Friday morning (December 7) after more than five days trapped underground in a flooded mine in northeast China, but seven are still missing, state media reported.
The Furuixiang coal mine in Qitaihe city, Heilongjiang province, flooded on Saturday (December 1), when 22 miners were working at the pit, broadcaster CCTV reported.
Six miners escaped on Saturday, while two more were brought out on Sunday (December 2). So far, three miners have been confirmed dead.
By Thursday (December 6), over 40,000 cubic metres of water had been pumped out of the mine, bringing the water level down by 20 metres, CCTV quoted rescuers as saying.
The four miners were found in the early hours of Friday and carried out to safety at around 0530am local time (2130GMT Thursday). They were immediately taken to hospital.
Rescue workers were still searching for the seven missing miners.
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