Four miners were rescued in eastern China after spending 36 days underground, reported the country’s state-run news agency.
The workers were lifted from a mine in Shandong Province Friday night. They were pulled up through emergency holes drilled in the ground to supply them with food and clothing.
The gypsum mine collapsed on December 25, trapping 29 miners.
Fifteen miners have escaped or were rescued. One person was confirmed dead. Thirteen others are still missing and are believed dead.
I’m Mary Gotschall.
Mary Gotschall adapted this story from VOANews.com for Learning English. Kathleen Struck was the editor.
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Words in the Story
underground – n. located or occurring below the surface of the earth
drill – v. to make a hole in something with a drill or a tool used for making holes in hard substances
gypsum – n. a white mineral that is used to make plaster of paris