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Rescuers continue to search for 13 missing iron ore miners in North China

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The identities of the miners trapped in the flooded mine have already been confirmed, but none of them have yet been found.

Rescuers continue to search for 13 missing iron ore miners in North China

An emergency passage was cleared Saturday to rescue 13 miners trapped in an iron mine in Shanxi province in northern China. This was reported by local authorities.

Miners were trapped in a flooding Thursday at an iron ore mine in Daisian County, Shanxi Province. At 12:49 pm Thursday, the relevant service received information about the flooding at an iron mine in Daisian County.

According to the headquarters of the rescue operation, the connection of a new power supply line allowed the use of high-power pumps. Three more similar pumps were additionally delivered to the mine in order to increase the drainage capacity.

The locked miners have already been identified, but none have yet been found.

Xinhua News Agency reported that rescuers are doing everything they can to rescue the miners.

China is the largest consumer of iron ore and an importer of iron ore in the world. According to data for 2020, the country increased its imports of raw materials by 9.5% compared to 2019 - up to 1.17 billion tons.

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