Trapped miner found alive after 17 days

Trapped miner found alive after 17 days

In a miraculous escape, a miner has been found alive 17 days after being trapped underground following a coal mine flood in China's Heilongjiang province, Xinhua reported.

Rescuers said the man, who was reached at about 4 a.m. Saturday, is in a stable condition after receiving medical treatment at a local hospital.

A shaft of the coal mine, located in Hegang city, was flooded May 2 in the morning. There were as many as 28 miners working underground at that time. At least 10 escaped but as many have been confirmed dead.

Rescuers have since worked round the clock to drain the mine.So far, the rescuers have managed to save five people and are still searching for the remaining three.

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