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XI'AN - Rescuers pulled 15 miners out of a collapsed coal mine in Northwest China's Shaanxi province on Friday morning, with the search for the last miner under way.
Most of the rescued miners suffered minor injuries and were sent to a local hospital, according to sources with the rescue headquarters. They are all in a stable condition.
A total of 96 miners were working underground when the roof of Ruifeng Coal Mine, in Fugu county, collapsed at around 1:30 pm on Thursday. Eighty miners were lifted out of the mine after the accident, while 16 others were trapped underground.
Local authorities earlier said 18 people were trapped underground and made the correction on Friday.
The mine is having equipment installed and has not yet obtained a production license from the authorities.
An investigation into the accident is under way.