The miners rescued in a gold mine in Shandong were found in "extremely weak physical conditions"

Eleven of the twenty-two  miners trapped in a gold mine in Qixia in the Shandong province of northern China were rescued. The rescue took place 14 days after the explosion that blocked the miners on 10 January. The first rescued, identified on Sunday, was found in “extremely weak physical conditions”, is not part of the group of 10 workers who have been in contact for days with the rescuers who are trying to reach them. The others were brought back to the surface in baskets, with their eyes closed to protect them after so many days in the dark. A worker, on the other hand, died of a head injury following the explosion that deposited huge quantities of rubble in the shaft while the mine was still under construction.

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