All 7 workers rescued from flooded gold mine in SW China 2009-06-23 19:37:09

  GUIYANG, June 23 (Xinhua) -- All seven trapped workers in a flooded gold mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province were saved Tuesday after a 20-hour rescue effort.

They emerged at 7:34 p.m. and were put under observation in a hospital. All were in stable conditions, local authorities said.
The accident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Monday at the Yongjin Gold Mine in Tianzhu County of Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture of Miao and Dong Nationalities, said a spokesman with the prefecture's work safety administration. Rescuers used 11 pumps to get the water out of the mine. They made contact with the trapped miners and managed to send food to them, the spokesman said. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, headed.