Seven men rescued from gold mine after 14 days underground following explosion

Seven men were rescued from a gold mine after a 14-day ordeal after an underground explosion.

The first exhausted man rescued from a mine in northern China was hospitalized, state broadcaster CCTV said.

The footage showed the moment the man was lifted out of the mine shaft, covered with a blanket and a black blindfold over his eyes.

He is “extremely weak,” according to a post on CCTV’s Weibo microblog website.

Search teams rescued three other men from another part of the mine, including one injured and three more later.

A miner was killed in the explosion at the Hushan mine in Qixia, a major gold producing region, on January 10.

According to a Xinhua report last week, 22 workers were trapped and 11 had no contact with rescue teams.

The rescued miner was found in another section of the
Mine from a group of 10 men who received food and medication, Reuters reports.

Officials said Thursday it could be two more weeks
Remove “severe clogs” before they can drill shafts
Reach the 10 men.

The group used laser pointers and loudspeakers to find their missing colleagues, state media reported on Friday.

China’s ruling Communist Party newspaper, the People’s Daily, said, “The physical, mental and environmental conditions of 10 miners in the central part of the mine are good.”

However, security at the crime scene is said to be strict, as a medical tent has been set up at the entrance to the site where coronavirus tests are carried out for rescue workers.

About 570 people are said to be involved in the rescue.

China’s mines are among the deadliest in the world. It has
In 2020, there were 573 mine-related deaths
National Mine Safety Authority.

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