Rescue workers lift out the first of 22 miners trapped in a Shandong gold mine for two weeks following an explosion
Rescuers battle difficult conditions to help the trapped gold mine workers since an underground explosion sealed them underground amid rising waters.
Rescue workers have lifted out the first of 22 miners trapped for two weeks hundreds of metres underground in an east China mine, state broadcaster CCTV reported.The man, discovered on 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.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.
READ MORE:Chinese miners may remain trapped for more than two weeksContact 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. headtopics.comRead more: TRT World »
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