Chinese miners tell of nightmare

Rescue of miners trapped for eight days, who ate sawdust to survive, called "miracle".

    Chinese coal miners who were trapped in a flooded pit in Shanxi province for eight days in the dark have been telling rescuers how they managed to cling to life.

    Some miners ate sawdust to survive and others strapped themselves to walls to avoid being drowned while they slept.

    Hopes of anyone being rescued had been fading. But on Sunday night nine men emerged from the pit and, on Monday, 100 more were rescued.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Shanxi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.