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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Two miners who escaped from a collapsed pit in Beijing ate coal and drank urine to survive, Chinese media has reported.<br><br>
Brothers Meng Xianchen and Meng Xianyou told the Beijing News they became so hungry it was impossible even to crawl.</td>
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They dug themselves out five days after the mine collapsed.
 

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Wow.<br><br>
That's incredible<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks. I needed some cheering up.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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"...The men were working at an illegal mine on the outskirts of Beijing when they were trapped by a rock fall on 18 August...<br>
China's mines are the world's most dangerous, with about 5,000 deaths reported every year..."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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