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One of 22 workers trapped in China gold mine rescued

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in China on Sunday lifted to the surface one of 22 workers trapped for two weeks after an explosion in a northern gold mine, state media reported. Reports said the worker was in weak condition but no other details were given. State broadcaster CCTV showed ambulances parked alongside engineering vehicles at the mine in Qixia, a jurisdiction under Yantai in Shandong province. Rescuers are in contact with 10 of the workers who were in the mine when an explosion ripped through on Jan. 10 while it was still under construction. One other worker is reported to have died while the fate of 11 others is unknown.