30 Jan 2016

Four Chinese miners rescued after being trapped 36 days

8:44 am on 30 January 2016

Four Chinese miners who had been trapped underground for 36 days have been rescued, Chinese state media say.

The men were trapped by a cave-in at a gypsum mine in eastern Shandong province on 25 December.

China's CCTV showed dramatic footage of one of the men appearing on the surface and then being taken to hospital.

In all, 29 people were initially trapped by the collapse: 15 have now been rescued and one confirmed dead, while 13 are still missing.