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More Than 40 Miners Reported Rescued In China

Reports from China say 44 miners have been rescued -- more than 36 hours after they were trapped underground following a cave-in at a coal mine in central China.

State-run broadcaster CCTV showed rescuers on November 5 carrying the miners out of the shaft to ambulances.

Reports say one miner remains trapped.

Eight miners were reported initially killed in the incident on November 3 in Henan Province.

Fourteen miners were reported to have been able to escape shortly after the mine collapsed when it was hit by a 2.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent "rock burst," or explosion caused by extreme pressure.

Seven other miners were rescued on November 4.

China's mines are considered some of the most dangerous in the world, with hundreds of fatalities occurring in them each year.

compiled from agency reports