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Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers carry a miner who was trapped in a gold...
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers carry a miner who was trapped in a gold mine in Qixia City in east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Rescuers in China on Sunday lifted several trapped miners to the surface who were trapped for two weeks after an explosion in a northern gold mine, state media reported. (Luan Qincheng/Xinhua via AP)(Luan Qincheng | AP)
Published: Jan. 24, 2021 at 9:44 PM CST
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BEIJING (AP) - Rescuers in northern China have brought 11 workers safely to the surface two weeks after they were trapped by an explosion in a gold mine.

State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up in baskets on Sunday afternoon, their eyes shielded to protect them after so many days in darkness. One worker was reported to have died from a head wound following the explosion that ripped through the mine on Jan. 10 while it was still under construction.

The fate of 10 others who were underground at the time is unknown. Authorities have detained mine managers for delaying reporting the accident.

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