Trapped Miners in China freed

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Rescuers in China have freed 11 miners who were trapped 600m underground.

TV footage showed the first miner, who was blindfolded to protect his eyes from the light, being lifted out as emergency workers cheered.

 

They were part of a group that had previously made contact with rescue workers, and been sent food and supplies.

 

The entrance tunnel to the Hushan gold mine in Shandong province collapsed after an explosion on 10th of January.

 

A total of twenty two miners were trapped in the blast, the cause of which is unknown.

 

At least one died, and it is still not clear if the remaining ten are alive underground.

 

The first miner was brought to the surface on Sunday morning and was blindfolded to protect his eyes from the light and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment, with his condition described as extremely weak.

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