Trapped Chinese miners say thanks for medicine, call for sausages

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20th January, 2021 11:35:07 printer

Trapped Chinese miners say thanks for medicine, call for sausages

Eleven miners trapped underground after an explosion at a Chinese mine have said they are grateful for nutritional liquids and medicine delivered via a long thin communication tunnel, but would really like some pork sausages.

The miners have been able to communicate via a new telephone line.

Rescuers had initially lowered rations on a cable, and received back a note saying "Don't stop trying to reach us".

Eleven other miners remain missing in the gold mine, their fate unclear.

The 22 men were trapped at the Hushan mine near Yantai in eastern Shandong province on 10 January when an explosion damaged the exit and the communications system of the mine, which was still under construction. The cause of the explosion is not known.


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