Rescuers wait to enter the Shanmushu mine on Dec 15. (Photos: China News Service)
Trapped miners are brought to the surface on Wednesday morning.
An area of the mine. The accident happened in mid-afternoon on Dec 14 when 347 people were working in the mine. By the next morning, 329 of them had returned to the surface.
The last of the 13 trapped miners is brought to the surface by rescue workers on Wednesday. The miners spent more than 83 hours on an elevated platform 313 meters underground.
Rescuers line up to enter the flooded mine on Tuesday.
Liu Guihua, one of the 13 rescued miners.