More than a week after their coal mine in northern China was flooded by a rush of underground water, 115 miners were pulled out alive Monday, China's state-run TV reported.
Rescuers worked to reach another 38 believed to be still trapped inside.
I remember when the Kursk sank. As a fellow human being you just wanted to believe the crew were all right, but days later we learned they weren't. This Chinese mine disaster gave me a similar feeling, and I'm glad the outcome is so different.