A Miner Buried Underground For 17 Years Was Found Alive


A group of miners from the western province Dzhinjang were incredibly surprised when in the older part of the coal mine they dug out a man alive. The Abandoned part haven’t been visited since the earthquake which hit the area. The lucky man is Cheung Wai, a 59 year old man who was in pretty bad shape. The ambulance transferred him immediately to the nearest hospital, where it will be evaluated his physical and mental state.

Cheung remained trapped with 118 dead bodies of his fellow miners, when an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook the region and caused cracking of the wooden structures that held the tunnel. Even though Cheung was saved because there was a ventilation hole that somehow remained connected with the surface, allowing him to breathe clean air.

He managed to survive by eating the large reserves of rice and water, which are always left in the event of such situation. Cheung enriched his diet with rats and moss.

Although initially he tried to stay away, with time he had to start eating some of his colleagues, but his conscience didn’t let him do it so he buried the majority of them.

The case of Cheung remains unique due to the fact that he was able to keep it going for so long.