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Over 100 believed alive after week in flooded China mine

XIANGNING, China, April 5 (Reuters) - More than 100 miners are expected to emerge alive from a flooded coal mine in north China after more than seven days trapped in pitch dark, rescue and government officials said on Monday.

China has the world’s deadliest coal-mining industry, with more than 2,600 people killed in mine floods, explosions, collapses and other accidents in 2009 alone.

Some 108 survivors were pulled out last Sunday when water surged into the pit that was under construction in Shanxi province. (Reporting by Jacqueline Wong; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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