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Chinese miners trapped underground on Christmas day rescued

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 1:17 PM

Four Chinese miners who had been trapped underground for 36 days have been rescued.

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

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.

Fifteen have now been rescued and one confirmed dead, while 13 are still missing.

The four miners – who were detected more than 200 metres (656ft) below the ground – were led to safety late on Friday

Local media say the men are being examined in a local hospital.