Rescuers lifted the bodies of 10 miners to the surface, trapped under the rubble in an explosion at a gold mine in Shandong province in eastern China.
On January 10, an explosion occurred at one of the gold mines in the city of Qixia, which is administratively subordinate to the city of Yantai, as a result of which 22 miners were trapped underground. On Sunday, the surviving 11 miners were rescued after being trapped in a trap for two weeks after the incident. One miner is still missing, according to a press briefing on Monday.
"We will not stop searching for the missing miner, " said Mayor of Yantai City Chen Fei, adding that the rescue work is extremely difficult, as the groundwater is very deep.
According to him, the 11 rescued miners are receiving proper medical attention, and DNA tests are being carried out to confirm the identities of the victims.
Currently, the investigation into the causes of the accident is ongoing