Tue, 02 Mar 2021

© Provided by Xinhua | A rescuer drills a channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

JINAN, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers on Sunday morning rescued a miner who has been trapped underground for two weeks after a blast in a gold mine in east China's Shandong Province.

The worker, in extremely weak condition, was lifted from the mine at 11:13 a.m. Sunday.

Twenty-two miners have been trapped about 600 meters underground since the mine blast on Jan. 10 in Qixia, under the city of Yantai, in Shandong Province.

Before Sunday, rescuers had established contact with only 10 of the miners, who are in good physical and psychological condition. Another is believed to be dead.

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