11 workers trapped in mine rescued after 40 hours in China

Beijing, Jul 27: All the 11 miners who were trapped in a mine pit in southwest China's Yunnan Province have been brought out to safety after 40 hours of rescue operation. The trapped miners were brought out on stretchers through a tunnel excavated during the rescue early today morning.

A cave-in had occurred at a stannum mine in Lianghe County at around 1 pm, local time, on Saturday, when the miners were working underground, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.


Local authorities attributed the accident to the effect of a mudflow triggered by continuous downpour in the county. Some ventilation equipments in the mine still worked after the cave-in.

Detectors found life signs from the trapped miners, the report said, adding, local authorities mobilised some 1,000 rescuers for the rescue operation.


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