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World China rescues first of 22 trapped miners from Shandong gold mine

07:40  24 january  2021
07:40  24 january  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

  12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. The Xinhua News Agency said Monday a note passed through a rescue shaft Sunday night reported the fate of the other 10 remains unknown. The handwritten note said four of the workers were injured and that the condition of others was deteriorating because of a lack of fresh air and an influx of water. Managers of the operation were detained after they failed to report the accident for more than a day.

Rescuers in China have lifted to the surface one of 22 workers trapped in a gold mine for two weeks after an explosion, according to state media. Chinese rescuers have only managed to make contact with 10 of the miners , who authorities say are in good physical and psychological condition.

A miner was rescued from a gold mine in northern China on Sunday morning, state media said, after 14 days trapped below ground following an explosion. Authorities had said last week it could take another two weeks to get the miners out. Reporting by Dominique Patton; Editing by Tom Hogue.

The first of 22 people trapped in a gold mine in northern China has been lifted out, state media said, 14 days after becoming trapped below the ground following an explosion.

a produce market: Rescuers work at the Hushan gold mine where workers were trapped underground after the Jauary 10 explosion, in Qixia, Shandong province, China, January 22, 2021 [Aly Song/Reuters] © Rescuers work at the Hushan gold mine where workers were trapped underground after the Jauary 10 exp... Rescuers work at the Hushan gold mine where workers were trapped underground after the Jauary 10 explosion, in Qixia, Shandong province, China, January 22, 2021 [Aly Song/Reuters]

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

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A total of 22 workers were trapped underground in the Hushan gold mine on the outskirts of Yantai, on China ’s eastern coast, following the January 10 The miners may have to wait another two weeks before they can be rescued because of the blockage on their intended escape route, officials said on

Rescuers free two workers following the rock burst ‘explosion’ in Shandong province. The mine was previously run by the county prison but was transferred to the state-owned Longkou Mining Group, a subsidiary of Shangdong Energy Group, in 2016, according to the South China Morning Post.

Rescuers have been battling difficult conditions to help the 22 workers since an underground explosion at the Hushan mine in Shandong province sealed them underground amid rising waters on January 10.

State broadcaster footage showed a small lift 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 approximately 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.

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Workers trapped in the Hushan gold mine in Shandong province in China by an explosion since January 10 may wait another 15 days for rescue as the escape route is blocked, local media reported. A total of 22 workers were trapped underground after an explosion at the Hushan mine in Qixia

The 22 were trapped at the Hushan mine near Yantai in eastern Shandong province on 10 January after According to state media, rescuers managed to make contact with some of the miners through a long One of the rescue workers said they were now racing to get the miners out. "Next step, we'll

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

A 12th miner is believed to be trapped on his own, 100 metres (328 feet) 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 on Friday that 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.

The 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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