Monday, April 05, 2010

Just When You Dared Not Hope Any Longer...

This is tremendous news:

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.

1 comment:

Steve USMA '85 said...

Wish West Virginia could have such luck. Alas, it is not meant to be.