Nine people die in explosion at Chinese gold mine

Nine people die in explosion at Chinese gold mine

Nine workers were found dead in an explosion at a gold mine in China. Another 11 miners were trapped for 14 days.

Rescuers pulled out miners who were trapped in a gold mine in Qixia City, Shandong Province in eastern China. Rescuers also recovered the bodies of 9 workers who had died in the explosions. Earlier it became known about one more dead.

Eleven people were rescued a day earlier after being underground in the mine for two weeks. One person is still missing. The cause of the accident at the mine under construction is being investigated. Explosions on Jan. 10 threw 70 tons of debris that blocked the mine, disabled elevators and trapped people more than 400 meters underground.

Rescuers drilled parallel shafts to pass food and medicine to survivors. There were two explosions at the mine about an hour and a half apart, and the second explosion caused more damage. Authorities detained mine managers for their delay in reporting the accident.