China miners' kin question figures

Reports hint at many unregistered workers at the Shanxi mine who remain unaccounted for.

    The bodies of five Chinese coal miners have been recovered, a day after more than 100 were pulled alive from a mineshaft.

    They had spent more than a week underground.

    Managers of the mine say 153 registered miners were working when it flooded nine days ago.

    Officially, rescuers are still searching for 33 trapped men.

    But Al Jazeera has been told many more miners were unofficially at work in the pit at the time of the accident.

    Harry Fawcett reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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