Rescue operations are underway to save 10 miners buried after a rail tunnel collapsed during construction at 4pm yesterday in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Reports today from the teams on-site say noises have been heard inside the 40-50m long collapsed tunnel section.
“The latest sound of knocking-on was heard at 10:00 a.m. Monday,” a representative said.
Two ventilation holes have been dug into the collapsed section to ensure air is available for any survivors whilst teams try to access them.
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“We have found there might be a space of 8m long in the collapsed part. Rescuers are building supporting structures before drilling a passage to get the trapped workers out,” the representative said.
Construction work on the tunnel had progressed some 300m of the 800m long tunnel, when the accident happened.
More details when available