Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Hard to believe, but write the same ...
During the exploration galleries, they came upon a 59-year-old survivor of a miner, who stayed in the littered with mine after the accident which occurred in 1997, writes worldnewsdailyreport.com. 
Miner was exhausted and was immediately taken to the hospital, to fully assess his physical and mental condition. Shakhtar Zhang remained trapped underground after the earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in the area and cause the collapse of the mine.

Chinese miners lived 17 years in the underground dam

Zhang was able to survive thanks to the fact that in that part of the mine in which he found himself, remained vents that provide access of air and help keep him alive.

He managed to survive thanks to emergency stocks of rice and water that is stored in an underground station and provided for the occasion. Man supplemented their diet that caught and ate rats that lived in the mine, as well as gather in large numbers some phosphorescent organisms that were his source of vitamins.
mining accidents are common in China, despite the growth of government measures to reduce such accidents, which killed more than 4,000 miners a year.

Chinese miners lived 17 years in the underground dam

Unlikely event of survival Zhang miner for 17 years, littered with mine - is unique. The previous record of survival under the ground was 142 days, and belonged to the British named Jeff Smith. He voluntarily buried themselves in the courtyard of his favorite pub, with the intention of making a record.

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