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Body of one miner extricated from cave

Update: June, 09/2016 - 12:04
Rescuers try to enter the cave to rescue the trapped miners. The body of one miner was pulled out this morning. – VNA/VNS Photo Trịnh Duy Hưng
Viet Nam News

THANH HÓA — The body of one miner who trapped in the Nước cave of Lũng Cao commune in the central Thanh Hóa province was recovered yesterday by rescuers and local residents.

Col Hoàng Minh Luyện, head of the search and rescue committee, said that Bùi Văn Mẫn, 54, living in Kim Bôi District in the northern province of Hòa Bình, was one of the three gold miners trapped in the cave last Sunday.

After three days, together with heavy rain last night, the toxic levels in the cave also came down, so the rescue force and the victim’s family members tried to go down to find them.

However, the other two trapped miners have not been been rescued so far.

The rescue force is using a technique to reduce the toxic levels in the cave while continuously searching for the remaining victims. 

All the gold miners were trapped in the cave on Sunday after inhaling heavy toxic fumes. — VNS



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