mandag 18. januar 2021

Trapped Chinese miners' note sparks hopes for rescue

Rescuers say that 12 miners trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese gold mine a week ago are still alive. State media report the workers managed to send a note saying "don't stop trying to reach us" to rescuers seven days after the accident. The fate of another 10 miners missing after the explosion remains unclear.

Mining accidents in China are not uncommon and are often due to poorly enforced safety regulations. The 22 were trapped at the Hushan mine near Yantai in Shandong province in eastern China on 10 January after an explosion damaged the exit and the communications system of the mine, which was still under construction.