China rescues 7 miners following 14 days trapped underground: CCTV

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese rescuers pulled 7 gold miners to security on Sunday 14 times just after they were being trapped by an underground explosion, state broadcaster CCTV claimed, with at minimum four others continue to thought to be alive in the mine.

Footage showed the initially miner to be rescued, a black blindfold across his eyes, getting lifted out of a mine shaft in the morning.

The miner was particularly weak, CCTV reported on its Weibo website. Rescue personnel wrapped the barely responsive man in a blanket in advance of taking him to clinic by ambulance.

Later, one more a few miners have been introduced out from a distinctive portion of the mine, together with one who was hurt. A few a lot more from the exact area adopted in the early afternoon.

20-two employees were trapped in the Hushan mine by the Jan. 10 blast in Qixia, a big gold-producing location less than the administration of Yantai in coastal Shandong province.

A person miner has died and 11 have not been in get in touch with with rescue teams, in accordance to a Xinhua report from very last 7 days.

Officials said on Thursday it could take an additional two weeks to obvious “severe blockages” just before they could drill shafts to attain a team of 10 guys who experienced been obtaining provides of food stuff from the rescue team.

Point out media reported earlier nevertheless that rescuers were being hoping to achieve the 10 males in the mine’s 5th part on Sunday.

Interactive graphic of mine rescue: below

Graphic: Explosion in a gold mine in northern China’s Shandong province

Reporting by Dominique Patton Modifying by Tom Hogue, Robert Birsel