Stranded Chinese gold mines will not be saved for at least 15 days, city officials warned

It will take at least 15 days to reach huge amounts of debris and reach the miners Already stuck After a gold mine explosion in eastern China for 11 days, officials said on Thursday.

The Yantai city government said in a statement on its social media account that debris has been piled 1000 feet below the surface of the mine 1000 feet below the surface of the mine.

The statement said, “Based on the expert’s evaluation, the extent of the interruption is … well beyond expectation.”

State media said on Thursday that one worker was killed in the blast. Of the remaining 21, rescue teams have established contact with 10, one is reportedly alive in a nearby chamber, and the status of the other 10 is unknown.

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Rescuers run down a saw pipe to establish a connection channel with miners trapped at the blast site of a gold mine in Kixia City on January 17, 2021, Shandong province in eastern China.

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The deceased worker was in a coma, and two others are reported to be in poor health. rescue squad Delivered food, A group of medicine and other supplies 11 as they work to remove debris and improve ventilation.

State media reports said that some activists have been fatigued since the January 10 explosion, which is under construction in Candia, a jurisdiction under Yantai of Shandong Province.

Rescuers were attempting to clean the cages and other debris closing the main shaft while drilling communications, ventilation and possibly other shafts to lift workers to the surface. According to reports the boring has reached a depth of about 2,000 feet.

Mine managers have been detained for waiting more than 24 hours before reporting the accident, the reason for which has not been announced.

An increase in supervision has improved safety in China’s mining industry, which used to cause an average of 5,000 deaths per year. Yet demand for coal and precious metals continues to corner-cut, and last year 39 miners died in two accidents in Chongqing.


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