The miner’s body was trapped under one of the many structures in the H-10 roadway that had been destroyed by the rock burst. The rescue workers will start to transport him to the underground base, and then to the surface. This operation may take several hours.
The rescue workers continue to scrutinize the spots the search dogs identified yesterday. The water has been pumped out of the intersection of the H-10 and H-2 roadways. The rescue workers have penetrated this area to a large extent; however, they have still not found the last miner we are looking for. The longwall face of H-2 and the F-H ventilation tunnel behind the intersection are still inundated with water.
During the most recent night, the water surface subsided to such an extent that rescue workers wearing specialist, watertight suits were able in part to penetrate a 20 m roadway and the H-2 longwall face. The water on the H-10 and H-2 roadways continues to be 1 to 2 meters deep, which impedes an effective search.