Friday, January 29, 2016

Chinese miners rescued after 36 days underground

Two miners were rescued from a collapsed mine in east China's Shandong Province on Friday night after spending 36 days trapped underground.

The first was pulled out around 9: 20 p.m. in a capsule. The search and rescue team is working all out to rescue the remaining two miners.

The rescue team extracted the workers through two access tunnels that they had drilled as part of the rescue effort.

This is the first time that such a technology has been undertaken in China, according to the rescue headquarters.

The gypsum mine collapsed on Dec. 25, 2015 in Baotai Town, Pingyi County. One miner died and 17 were trapped underground.

The rescue team drilled four small tunnels after the accident and located the four trapped workers. They have been using the tunnels to supply them with food and clothes.
  Xinhua -

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