This Sunday, the Chinese emergency agencies managed to rescue 11 of the 22 workers who two weeks ago were trapped after the record of an explosion in a gold mine in the east of the country.
A group of 11 of the 22 workers who were trapped for 14 days, after an explosion occurred in a mine under construction, managed to be rescued on January 24.
According to what has been reported by international press agencies such as Reuters and EFE, the first of the miners to be rescued managed to leave at 11:13 (local time) and remains “extremely weak.”
Following the explosion, which occurred on January 10 at part of a mine under construction in Shandong province, one of the workers was killed and 10 remain to be found.
The forecast released last Friday by the members of the rescue teams in charge of tracking the miners shows that the location of all the workers may take more than two weeks.
One of the greatest difficulties that rescuers have faced in this operation is that, at the time, those in charge of the mine did not notify the authorities about the record of the aforementioned explosion, so the study of the area only It was able to start almost two days after the accident.
The official report of the explosion was only notified 30 hours after the miners were trapped, which delayed the rescue tasks and for which several of those responsible have already been arrested.
In order to determine the causes of the explosion, the authorities ordered the opening of a special investigation and, in addition, they dismissed the political leaders of the management of this mining area.
In Chinese territory, the exploitation of gold and coal mines without the minimum safety requirements for their workers has become a trigger for recurring accidents.
With EFE and Reuters