11 rescued after being trapped in gold mine in China


Rescuers in China have freed 11 gold miners who were trapped hundreds of metres underground for two weeks.

TV footage showed the first miner, who was blindfolded to protect his eyes from the light, being lifted out as emergency workers cheered.

At least nine workers are still missing inside the mine, with rescue operations continuing to try and find them.

The entrance tunnel to the Hushan gold mine in Shandong province collapsed after an explosion on 10 January.