Rescuers are drilling a rescue shaft to help miners who are stuck in a gold mine in China’s eastern province of Shandong after the explosion.
Chinese miners, who were trapped underground more than a week ago, were able to send a message to rescuers.
It shows that 12 of the 22 missing miners are alive, the BBC News reported, citing local authorities.
The accident happened on January 10 in a gold mine in Shandong Province in the east of the country. 22 people were trapped in an underground trap, more than 600 meters from the entrance to the shaft. The explosion seriously damaged access to the bottom of the mine and communication cables. But this week, rescuers heard blows to the pipeline, which the miners indicated were still alive.
Chinese television broadcast footage of rescuers dropping food on a cable underground. The rescuers then pulled the rope with a message from the miners. “Try to get to us further,” the miners wrote in the report.
“We are all exhausted. We urgently need medicines for stomach upset, painkillers and fever medicines, patches and bandages. Three people also have high blood pressure, “the report said. The author of the handwritten letter also pointed out that miners, four of whom are seriously injured, are endangered by large amounts of water underground.
Rescuers have lost valuable time
“We don’t know about the fate of ten other people,” he wrote. “As long as the rescue work continues, we will have hope. Thank you! ”He added. According to BBC News, the miners trapped underground have now been dialed and, in addition to food, medicines and other necessities. The supplies should be enough for two days.
According to the authorities, the miners are very weak. “At the moment, we are rapidly cleaning the main shaft and drilling more rescue shafts,” said one of the rescuers.
According to the BBC, it took more than a day for the accident to be reported. Rescue teams thus lost valuable time before trying to break into the miners. During this 30-hour delay, the head of the local Communist Party organization and the mayor were removed from office.
The causes of the explosion are not yet known. Accidents in Chinese mines are common because safety regulations are often not observed. Last month, 23 miners lost their lives in a coal mine in southwest China.
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