China mine rescue operation: miners rescued after being trapped underground for two weeks

In China, rescue workers are working against the clock to rescue workers trapped in a gold mine. In recent hours rescue workers managed rescue 11 workers who had been trapped in the mine for two weeks but about nine others are still reported missing.

The entrance to the mine ended up buried after an explosion, the cause of which has not yet been established. The mine is located in Hushan in Shandong province. About 22 workers were trapped inside after the explosion occurred, with one of them losing his life. Reports are saying that there are about 9 mine workers still alive.

It is being reported that the rescue operation can take several weeks as they are located about 100 meters underground. Despite this, the rescue workers have made contact and knew that there are people alive.