Eleven miners have been rescued in China after being two weeks trapped some 2,000 feet below ground. Many appeared almost too weak to stand. Hundreds of rescue workers and officials stood at attention and applauded as the workers were brought up. They became became trapped on Jan. 10 following an unexplained explosion at the Hushan gold mine located in the city of Qixia in China’s eastern province of Shandong, which was under construction. One worker was reported to have died from a head wound following the explosion that deposited massive amounts of rubble. The fate of 10 others who were underground at the time is unknown.
It was needed a complex effort to bring the men to safety. Rescuers were able to sent medicine, food and liquids to the miners. The first miner was rescued shortly after 11 a.m. local time on Sunday. rescuers have found the bodies of nine deceased workers. Authorities have detained mine managers for delaying reporting the accident. Recuers are searching for one more man trapped underground. China’s mines are among the most dangerous in the world.