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42 more miners rescued from China coal mine

world Updated: Nov 06, 2011 02:10 IST

Rescuers have pulled 42 more miners to the surface and are searching for several more who were trapped after a cave-in at a coal mine in central China.

State broadcaster CCTV says the 42 were saved Saturday, more than 36 hours after an accident in the mine in the city of Samenxia in Henan province.

Seven other miners were rescued Friday. Four were killed.

CCTV showed rescuers with helmets and oxygen tanks carrying the miners out of the mine shaft to ambulances. The miners lay on stretchers, wrapped with blankets with their eyes covered by towels to prevent them from being damaged by the sudden exposure to light after hours of being trapped.