China rescues first person from Shandong gold mine -CCTV

Twenty-two workers were trapped in the Hushan mine by the Jan. 10 blast in Qixia, a major gold-producing region under the administration of Yantai in coastal Shandong province. One miner has died and 11 have not been in contact with rescue teams, according to a Xinhua report from last week.

Reuters | Beijing | Updated: 24-01-2021 11:08 IST | Created: 24-01-2021 11:03 IST
China rescues first person from Shandong gold mine -CCTV
Representative image. Image Credit: Flickr

A gold miner was rescued in northern China on Sunday morning and rushed to hospital for treatment, state broadcaster CCTV reported, with footage showing the exhausted miner, a black blindfold across his eyes, being lifted out of a mine shaft.

The miner was "extremely weak", CCTV said on its Weibo site. Rescue workers wrapped the barely responsive man - who had been trapped 14 days after a mine explosion - in a blanket before taking him away in an ambulance. Twenty-two workers were trapped in the Hushan mine by the Jan. 10 blast in Qixia, a major gold-producing region under the administration of Yantai in coastal Shandong province.

One miner has died and 11 have not been in contact with rescue teams, according to a Xinhua report from last week. The rescued miner was found in a different section of the mine from a group of 10 men who have been receiving supplies of food. Officials said on Thursday it could take another two weeks to clear "severe blockages" before they could drill shafts to reach the 10 men.

The People's Daily reported on its news app, however, that rescuers were hoping to reach the 10 men in the mine's 5th section on Sunday, citing the military.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

GST officers arrest man for Rs 50.03 cr ITC fraud, fake firms

GST officers have arrested a person for creating fictitious firms and committing input tax credit fraud of Rs 50.03 crore, the finance ministry said on Sunday.The officers of Central Goods and Services Tax CGST Commissionerate, Delhi East h...

US calls for immediate withdrawal of Eritrean, Amhara regional forces from Tigray amid humanitarian crisis

The United States is concerned over the reports of humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken while calling for immediate withdrawal of Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces from Tigray...

WRAPUP 8-Myanmar police crack down on protests for second day; at least two dead

Myanmar police opened fired on Sunday on protests against military rule, killing at least two people and wounding several on the second day of a crackdown on demonstrations across the country, a doctor and a politician said.Myanmar has been...

Mumbai-based TV anchor booked for rape in Delhi's Chanakyapuri

Delhi Police has registered a case at Chanakyapuri police station against a 28-year-old Mumbai-based journalist and anchor with an English news channel for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday. Delhi Police has filed an FIR again...

Give Feedback