Recently, a group of miners from Dzhinjang, a province of west China, were taken aback when they dug out a man from the older part of the coal mine. This part has not been visited since it had been hit by an earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale. Cheung Wai was in bad shape when the miners found him. He was transferred to the hospital right away, where his physical and mental state was examined.
The 59-year-old man was trapped in the mine along with 118 dead bodies, when the earthquake affected this region 17 years ago and cracked the wooden structures on which the tunnel was held. What helped Cheung survive was the ventilation hole which remained functional and thus allowed him to get fresh air from the surface.
Moreover, another thing that helped him sustain himself were the large reserves of rice and water which were left in the mine. Besides feeding on rice, Cheung ate moss and rats as well.
He initially tried to stay away from his colleagues, even though he was basically forced to eat some of them. Luckily, he managed to control himself and bury the most of them.
This remains a unique case of a man who managed to pull it through for such a long time.
Source : healthyfoodhelp.net