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Rescuers search for flooded China mine

Rescuers search for flooded China mine

Rescue workers set up equipment and prepared yesterday to mount an operation to try to find survivors among 153 trapped miners in a northern China, saying they have not given up hope one week after the mine flooded.
But no decisions have been made yet on a next step after a dive team entered the mine Saturday and called the situation underground "very difficult," with black, murky water complicating efforts to reach sites where rescuers hope miners have survived.
No further signs of life have been detected after apparent tapping was heard Friday, said Wen Changjin, an official with the news center set up at the mine in the northern province of Shanxi.
Wen said the next step in the rescue plan had not been decided.


Updated : 2021-06-14 02:22 GMT+08:00