0639 GMT October 17, 2021
The men also described how they managed to make contact with rescuers by knocking on pipes, in their first comments since their dramatic rescue, according to BBC.
They were among 11 people pulled out alive after a January 10 blast in their gold mine in China's Shandong Province.
Speaking from his hospital bed, a miner identified as Du An told state media outlets: "When we heard the drills for the shaft nearing us, all of us stood up... we were too excited.
"There are no words to describe this feeling. I feel like I am reborn."
"We were trapped nearly 600m below ground, it was a daunting task," said another man, identified as Wang Kang. "We are so happy."