Gulf Times - trapped-miners
Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Rescuers believe it could take at least another two weeks to free miners trapped underground in eastern China, dashing hopes of an imminent retrieval for a group that has already spent 12 days entombed by an explosion.

China rescuers drill new 'lifelines' to trapped gold miners

China rescuers drill new 'lifelines' to trapped gold miners

Chinese rescuers drilled several fresh holes Tuesday to reach at least 12 gold miners trapped underground for nine days, as dwindling food supplies and rising waters threatened their survival.

Handwritten note seeds hope for trapped China gold miners

Handwritten note seeds hope for trapped China gold miners

At least 12 gold miners trapped hundreds of metres underground in China for more than a week have sent up a note warning some are injured, water surrounds them and they urgently need medicine.