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World First of 22 trapped miners rescued from Chinese mine: state media

07:18  24 january  2021
07:18  24 january  2021 Source:   afp.com

Trapped Chinese miners send note after seven days

  Trapped Chinese miners send note after seven days Rescuers say at least 12 workers are alive a week after an explosion blocked the mine's exit.State media reports the workers managed to send a note to rescuers seven days after the accident.

Rescuers in China have freed the first of a group of miners who have been trapped 600m underground for two weeks, state media report. The group discovered alive told rescuers they had established communication with a lone miner about 100m below them, but had since lost touch with

One of 22 workers trapped underground in China has been rescued after being stuck for two The worker was rescued at 11:13am on Sunday and sent to hospital for treatment, state media agency Chinese rescuers have only managed to make contact with 10 of the miners , who authorities say

Rescue workers on Sunday lifted out the first of 22 miners trapped for two weeks hundreds of metres underground in an east China mine, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

a group of people sitting at a dock: Rescuers in China are racing to try and recover miners trapped hundreds of metres underground © STR Rescuers in China are racing to try and recover miners trapped hundreds of metres underground

The man, discovered Sunday in a separate section of the mine to the 10 workers who had already established contact with rescuers, was in "extremely weak physical condition", CCTV said.

Rescuers have been battling difficult conditions to help the workers since an underground explosion at the Hushan mine in Shandong province sealed them underground amid rising waters on January 10.

China rescuers drill new 'lifelines' to trapped gold miners

  China rescuers drill new 'lifelines' to trapped gold miners Chinese rescuers drilled several fresh holes Tuesday to reach at least 12 gold miners trapped underground for nine days, as dwindling food supplies and rising waters threatened their survival. Footage from state broadcaster CCTV showed dozens of rescuers clearing the main return shaft, while cranes and a massive bore-hole drill was used to dig new rescue channels to reach the trapped miners. Rescue teams lost precious time since it took more than a day for the accident to be reported, China Youth daily reported citing provincial authorities.

The 22 were trapped at the Hushan mine near Yantai in eastern Shandong province on 10 January after One of the rescue workers said they were now racing to get the miners out. "Next step, we'll Chinese media report there are also several other rescue shafts being drilled in the hope the workers

Officials in China say 22 coal miners have been rescued after being trapped underground for a week in the north-eastern part of the country. The miners became trapped in the small, illegal mine in Heilongjiang province after accidentally drilling through into a neighbouring pit. One miner died in the

State broadcaster footage showed a small elevator carriage lifted to the surface by a huge drill, accompanied by rescue workers. A masked man, who appeared unable to stand, was carried out.

Contact was first established a week ago with a group of 11 miners trapped in a section of the mine around 580 metres (1,900 feet) below the surface.

One of them was seriously injured in the initial explosion and has been confirmed dead after suffering head injuries and falling into a coma.

Rescue teams have been lowering food, medicine and other supplies through several "lifeline" shafts drilled into the rock. Life detectors and nutrient solutions have been lowered to other parts of the mine to find the other missing miners.

The rescued miner was found in a section closer to the surface than the section where the first group are located, CCTV reported.

Chinese rescuers aim to drill new shaft to free trapped miners

  Chinese rescuers aim to drill new shaft to free trapped miners Rescuers drilling new shafts as they race to reach 22 miners trapped underground for 11 days after gold mine blast.A total of 22 workers were trapped underground in the January 10 blast in the Hushan gold mine on the outskirts of Yantai, a key gold producing region in Shandong on the northeast coast. One worker has been confirmed dead with the fate of a number of others still uncertain.

Chinese rescuers drilled deep into the ground Thursday in an increasingly desperate bid to save 21 miners now trapped for almost two weeks, with one confirmed dead and still no signs of life from over half of the missing workers, state media reported. © John SAEKI Factfile on the Chinese gold mine

Chinese rescuers drilled deep into the ground Thursday in an increasingly desperate bid to save 21 Rescuers made contact on Sunday with a first group of 11 miners at a site around 580 metres (1 The workers said they were trapped by "two underground explosions" in the mine but details are still

State media footage on Sunday showed several tall drills boring down.

A twelfth miner is believed to be trapped on his own, 100 metres further down in rising waters.

For the other nine miners, hopes are dwindling as they have not been heard from since the explosion.

Rescue workers said Friday it could take at least another two weeks to free the miners, citing a massive blockage that has delayed drilling efforts, according to state media.

Rescuers are trying to widen one of the shafts to eventually allow the workers to be brought up to the surface.

Mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record and regulations are often weakly enforced.

In December, 23 workers died after becoming stuck underground in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

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