China: 22 laborers trapped in mine after blast, 12 live miners still fighting for war of life, rescue operations continue
12 of the 22 laborers trapped in it are still alive after the explosion in the gold mine of China a week ago. A rescue team of 100 people is working hard to get these people out safely. China's official media has given information about this. The Xinhua News Agency said on Monday that no clue has been found about the 10 other people trapped in the mine after the explosion. No information has yet been received about whether these 10 are alive or have died.
A note issued by the rescue team said that four workers were injured due to the explosion. At the same time, the condition of other laborers is very bad, because they are not getting clean air and water. The mine's manager has been arrested because he did not report it even a day after the incident. This gold mine is located in Kixia of Yantai city in Shandong province of China. Construction work was going on in this mine at the time of the explosion.
The work of removing the toxic smoke continues
The incident happened on 10 January, after which the laborers working in it got trapped. 300 laborers were employed to take out the trapped workers in the mine, who are doing drilling work to reach them. At the same time, an attempt is being made to remove the toxic smoke filled in the mine through drilling. The note issued by the rescue team said, we are engaged in rescue work. We believe we will save them.
5,000 miners die every year in China
China's mine sector is identified as a negligent industry. Due to the high demand for coal and other precious metals, safety rules are ignored in the mines here. However, in the recent times, the government has increased surveillance in view of frequent accidents. Due to this, only occasional incidents are reported. Nevertheless, 5,000 mine workers die every year in China. Last year, 39 miners were killed in two incidents at the mine in Chongqing, located in the southwest of the country.