Chinese gold miners rescued after being trapped 1,000 feet underground for 2 weeks

ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell has more on the explosion that left the miners trapped under 70 tons of debris. Ten other miners did not survive.
1:44 | 01/25/21

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Transcript for Chinese gold miners rescued after being trapped 1,000 feet underground for 2 weeks
Chinese rescuers have pulled eleven miners to safety after they were trapped underground for two weeks. Sadly the rescuers now say ten other miners did not survive are in panels in London with more on the explosion that trapped them and the dramatic efforts. To rescue them in bittersweet news overall but incredible and eleven of these miners not only survived the explosion. But being trapped for so long. Yet awestruck good morning garnering just incredible story an incredible footage. As you say what we now know is that rescuers pulled eleven gold miners to safety this happened on Sunday after being trapped get base at. Thousand feet underground the two weeks. TV cameras were capturing the incredible scenes as a man will farm imports up. To the surface some of them. What she blindfolded to protect that rise. From the sound of some of the rescuers but that's into applause and cheers. As those memo brought sound ID in the entrance to the mind this was in Shandong Province in the far east of the country. It collapsed after an explosion this is practical in January the tenth. I left the men stranded under seventy tons of debris rescue is managing to make contact with the trapped miners who. Asa pickles and par is to try and stable pond and they were able to establish a telephone lines so they could told to them down underground apparently parts of the structure. All of the mind. Actually allowed some of the men to survive. Although as we know it didn't time well for all of them China's mines are notorious for being among the world's deadliest. And as you say this morning officials announcing. But despite the rescue. Ten of the miners have now been found dead. Condolences of course offered to have families Diane Canadian panel for us in London thanks CN.

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