After about 2 weeks, rescuers in China have managed to free the 11 gold miners who were trapped hundreds of meters underground. Nine however are yet missing and the operations are continuing to find them. The entrance to the Hushan gold mine had earlier collapsed after an explosion therein on 10th January, leaving a total of 22 miners trapped.
Rescue efforts have been sped up as the tunnel being dug up to reach the trapped minors is supposedly going to take another few weeks to be dug up. A lone minor was trapped inside, apart from the group of 10, but they ye managed to communicate despite a distance of 100m below them. It is yet not affirmed that the one minor rescued is this one or some other. Authorities are yet trying to communicate with the other missing ones.
While communication was severely damaged between the miners and the external world, they were yet provided food and medicine through a narrow shift. One of the miners was in a state of coma due to a head injury and was officially stated dead on Thursday. This is one epic story of 29 miners who never came home.
Trapped about 2000ft underground, the contact was yet maintained between the teams and those lost. While mining incidents are not new in China, this one is a prolonged one. Last year in December, 23 miners died as a result of a CP leakage while in the mine. On September 16 the same year, 16 more were killed due to the same reason.