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11 miners in China rescued after being trapped for 2 weeks

The first miner brought to the surface on Sunday morning with a blindfold to protect his eyes from the light and was immediately taken to hospital. Photo: BBC

11 gold miners trapped hundreds of metres underground for two weeks have been freed by rescuers in China.

The fate of 10 other miners remains unknown, as rescue operations continue to try to locate them.

According to the BBC, the entrance tunnel to the Hushan gold mine in Shandong province collapsed after an explosion on January 10.

22 miners in total were trapped in the blast, the cause of which is unknown. At least one died, and it is still not known if the remaining workers are alive underground.

About an hour after his rescue, 10 more miners were brought out from a different section of the mine. CCTV said one of the miners among this group was injured.

Several others were seen walking by themselves, supported by rescue workers, before being transported to the hospital.

BBC

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