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Guiyang flooded coal mine shows strong signs of life

05-30-2011 13:49 BJT

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In Gui-yang, the efforts to resuce 12 trapped miners are continuing in a flooded coal mine near the capital of Southwest China's Gui-zhou Province. Rescuers say there are signs of life. 

After hours of rescue efforts, hope of rescuing the men alive is strong.

Rescuers are pumping water out of the mine, to lower the water level enough to allow rescuers to enter.

Liu Tongyi, a miner who was working underground when the incident occurred recalled the nightmare.

Liu said, "More than 50 people were underground when the mine flooded. But 12 failed to get out, I know each of them. The flood is overwhelming and I escaped from the air vent with two of my workmates."

After escaping the flood, Liu immediately joined the rescue operation.

 

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In Gui-yang, the efforts to resuce 12 trapped miners are continuing in a flooded coal mine near the capital of Southwest China's Gui-zhou Province. Rescuers say there are signs of life.

Liu said, "I am just a little bit dizzy. I hope I can help my workmates who are trapped underground. I feel really sorry for their families."

Meanwhile, local government gave more details about the investigation into the incident.

In Gui-yang, the efforts to resuce 12 trapped miners are continuing in a flooded coal mine near the capital of Southwest China's Gui-zhou Province. Rescuers say there are signs of life.

Yang Xiaoping, director of Guiyang Work Safety Bureau, said, "This coal mine is right now in the process of being upgraded. Rules have been broken by its operation. Someone is responsible for the accident. "

By Monday morning, the water level at the entrance to the shaft had fallen by more than 30 centimeters.

Rescuers are also planning to dig a hole near the site where the miners are trapped. Then they can get basic supplies to the miners.

In Gui-yang, the efforts to resuce 12 trapped miners are continuing in a flooded coal mine near the capital of Southwest China's Gui-zhou Province. Rescuers say there are signs of life.

In Gui-yang, the efforts to resuce 12 trapped miners are
continuing in a flooded coal mine near the capital of Southwest
China's Gui-zhou Province. Rescuers say there are signs of life.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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