Chinese rescuers have pulled nine gold miners to safety, 14 days after they were trapped by an underground explosion, state broadcaster CCTV reports
At least two others are believed to be still alive in the mine.
Footage showed the first miner to be rescued, a black blindfold across his eyes, being lifted out of a mine shaft on Sunday morning.
The miner was extremely weak, CCTV said on its Weibo site.
Rescue workers wrapped the barely responsive man in a blanket before taking him to hospital by ambulance.
Later, another three miners, including one who was injured, were brought out from a different section of the mine where a group of 10 had been in touch with rescue workers for several days.
Three more from the same section followed in the early afternoon, and two more were rescued shortly after.
Two miners were shown walking, supported by rescue workers and wearing black cloth over their eyes.
Twenty-two workers were trapped about 600 metres underground in the Hushan mine by the January 10 blast in Qixia, a major gold-producing region under the administration of Yantai in coastal Shandong province.
One miner has died from head injuries sustained in the explosion.
Officials had said on Thursday it could take another two weeks to clear "severe blockages" before they could drill shafts to reach a group of 10 men who had been receiving supplies of food from the rescue team.
The men were said to be in good physical condition and had been receiving normal food since Saturday, after several days of living off nutrient solutions, according to Xinhua.
Australian Associated Press