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US News China: 11 miners rescued after two weeks trapped underground

11:35  24 january  2021
11:35  24 january  2021 Source:   france24.com

China. The rescue of miners trapped underground keeps the country in suspense

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The first miner to be lifted to safety was in an "extremely weak" condition after spending 14 days underground . The workers became trapped after Rescue workers on Sunday freed 11 people who had been trapped hundreds of meters below ground in a gold mine in northern China 's Shandong

Eleven gold miners have been rescued a fortnight after they were trapped by an underground explosion in China , according to state media reports. Th miners have spent 14 days trapped underground and are being rescued , though some are in poor health and one is believed to dead.

Des secouristes tentent de remonter à la surface les 22 travailleurs coincés dans une mine de Qixia dans l'Est de la Chine, le 20 janvier 2021. © AFP Rescuers try to bring to the surface the 22 workers trapped in a mine in Qixia in eastern China on January 20, 2021.

Rescue succeeded Sunday in saving 11 of the 22 miners trapped underground in eastern China for two weeks, half of whom are still missing. While mine safety has improved significantly over the past decades, accidents still occur regularly in China.

The emergency services succeeded Sunday January 24 in saving 11 of the 22 miners trapped underground in the East of China for two weeks , and half of whom are still missing.

Since the explosion that occurred on January 10 in this gold mine in Qixia, in Shandong province (east), rescuers have been working to help workers stranded several hundred meters underground and threatened by a rise in waters.

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BEIJING — Chinese state broadcaster says 11 miners rescued after two weeks trapped underground following explosion. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese rescuers pulled 11 gold miners to safety on Sunday, 14 days after they were trapped by an underground explosion, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Footage showed the first miner to be rescued , a black blindfold across his eyes, being lifted out of a mine shaft in the

The explosion blocked the entrance to the well and cut off communications.

A minor died last week from his injuries.

Ten are about 580 meters deep and communicate by telephone with the surface. Rescuers have no news of the remaining eleven men.

Drilling operations are complicated by the geological structure of the soil, made up of particularly hard rocks like granite.

The safety of the mines in question

Thanks to a metal cable lowered through a conduit dug in the rock, the rescuers were able to transmit food, medicine and phones to the group of miners trapped 580 meters underground. They were thus able to regain their strength.

This group, thanks to the same cable, was able to bring to the surface two written messages. These miners were particularly alarmed by a rise in underground water and reported injuries.

Miners trapped in China: at least another 15 days to get them out

 Miners trapped in China: at least another 15 days to get them out © AFP Rescuers are working to help the miners trapped underground in a gold mine in Qixia, in Shandong province (east) in China, since January 10. Rescuers estimate that it will take at least two more weeks to free miners trapped underground in China for 12 days already, despite the frantic continuation of drilling operations on Friday (Jan. 22), according to state media.

24 (Xinhua) -- Eleven miners were rescued on Sunday after being trapped underground for two weeks due to a blast in a gold mine in east China 's Shandong Province. Rescuers lifted two workers at around 3:18 p.m., bringing the number of rescued workers to 11 . The first rescued miner was

Chinese officials say it could day 15 days to drill through 70 tons of debris to reach miners trapped underground for nearly two weeks after an explosion at a gold mine in eastern China .

CCTV footage showed various locations on Sunday where drilling is being done.

Hopes of successfully rescuing the other miners dwindle over the days because no contact has been established with them since the day of the explosion.

The emergency services estimated Friday that at least two weeks will still be necessary to release all the workers despite the frantic continuation of the drilling operations.

In particular, they are trying to widen one of the wells to allow workers to come to the surface while new pipes are being drilled.

While mine safety has improved significantly over the past decades, accidents still occur regularly in China, where regulations are sometimes not enforced.

In December, 23 miners were killed in a coal mine in Chongqing.

With Reuters and AFP

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