Fake or real: 59-year-old Chinese miner Cheung Wai comes out alive after 17 years underground

59-year-old Chinese came out alive after spending 17 years underground

A group of coal miners who opened a section of an old mine in Xinjiang, China, found a 59-year-old miner Cheung Wai who had been underground since 17 years. The miners evacuated Cheung when they opened a gallery after digging a mine, which was abandoned 17 years ago when an earthquake hit the mine resulting in collapse of the tunnels. Cheung who was in a physical and mental state, was immediately sent for medical aid, says the World News Daily Report.

The story goes that Cheung was trapped underground with 78 co-workers. He could survive because some of the ventilation ducts remained connected with the area where he was trapped, which allowed him access to the air. There was emergency stash of rice and water which helped him to remain alive. He also ate the rats in the mine and could collect some sort of phosphorescent moss, which became a source of vitamins for him.

But when we searched for the authenticity of this story, we found reports saying it’s totally FAKE!

The World News Daily Report has a Disclaimer saying that the site is a satire publication. Here’s what the disclaimer reads like:

“The World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.”

This is just like the faking news that we generate for some laughs: Sunny Leone to act with Salman Khan? OMG!

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