PHOTO: Battle with Time; one Chinese miner dies, rescuers drill a new shaft

One of the workers trapped in a gold mine in China has not waited for a solution, ten are still hoping for a solution, the fate of ten more is unknown.

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.

One of the miners, who have been trapped 350 meters underground for 11 days, in a mine in China’s Shandong province in the east of the country, passed away last night, according to Chinese media reports. He was injured before he exhaled and fell into a coma.

He is one of 11 miners with whom rescuers are in contact and who supply them with food, water and medicine. The whereabouts of 10 other miners, who were also in the mine at the time of the January 10 explosion, and their condition are not yet known.

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.

The two barely cling to life

Of the 10 surviving miners the rescuers are trying to get out of the stone tomb, two are in poor health and are barely holding on to their lives.

Rescuers began drilling a new, tenth rescue shaft today, after which they plan to rescue the trapped miners. The diameter of the shaft is a good 70 centimeters.

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.

Rescuers are progressing slowly as they have to drill through fairly solid granite, and the rescue further complicates the condition of the mine, which is flooded with water.

Fired local officials

About 600 people are taking part in the rescue operation. About 25 rescue stations are set up on the surface, waiting for doctors, from neurosurgeons to trauma specialists and psychologists.

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.

Chinese authorities, meanwhile, fired the secretary of the local branch of the Communist Party of China and the mayor of Yantai, where the mine is located, due to a nearly 30-hour delay between the accident and its report. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.

gold mine, rescue, shandong, shandong

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.

gold mine, rescue, shandong

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Rescuing miners from a Chinese gold mine.


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