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12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

Added 01-18-21 01:03:01am EST - “Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety.

The Xinhua News Agency said Monday a note passed through a rescue shaft Sunday night reported the fate of the other 10 remains unknown.

The handwritten note said four of the workers were injured and that the condition of others was deteriorating because of a lack of fresh air and an influx of water.

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Managers of the operation were detained after they failed to report the accident for more than a day. The mine in Qixia, a jurisdiction under the city of Yantai in Shandong province, had been under construction at the time of the blast, which occurred Jan. 10.

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