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China's Guizhou: Silt hinders mine rescue progress

06-01-2011 16:20 BJT Special Report:Severe Drought Hits South China |

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In China's Guizhou Province for the latest on the mission to rescue 12 trapped coal miners in the provincial capital Guiyang. The miners have been trapped underground for over two days.

One body was found Tuesday night. Now that most of the floodwater has been drained, clearing the silt blocking the passage has become the mission's top priority. But due to slow transportation of the excavated silt, the detection of potentially deadly gases, and the limited space in the confines of the passage, the operation is proceeding very slowly.

Rescue crews are covering one meter every two or three hours, but the total length of the passage is as much as ninety meters. Rescue crews say they will spare no effort in the mission as long as there's a shred of hope that lives may be saved.

In China's Guizhou Province for the latest on the mission to rescue 12 trapped coal miners in the provincial capital Guiyang. The miners have been trapped underground for over two days.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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