BAOTAI TOWNSHIP Air Max 90 Sale Outlet , SHANDONG PROVINCE, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Four miners were rescued from a collapsed mine in east China's Shandong Province on Friday night after 36 days trapped underground.

The first was pulled out through an access shaft at around 9:20 p.m. He was brought to the surface in a life-saving capsule, amid cheers from the crowd.

The last miner came out of the capsule at around 10:50 p.m.

The four were immediately rushed to hospital, with their eyes protected by blindfold.

The gypsum mine collapsed on Dec. 25, 2015 in Baotai Town, Pingyi County Air Max 2017 Sale Outlet , when 29 miners were working underground.

Eleven miners were saved immediately after the accident. One miner died and 13 others are still missing.

Around 1,000 people have worked around the clock to save the trapped miners, despite difficulties such as falling rocks, unstable geological structure, water outbursts and carbon monoxide leaks.

A rescue expert said the access shaft had been blocked and severely damaged by rocks that weighed dozens of tons.

By far the largest barrier for the rescue was the geological conditions. To reach the miners, the shaft had to be drilled 220-plus meters through limestone Air Max 2018 Sale Outlet , sandstone and gypsum.

Rescuers also had to be aware of the danger of underground water, which could have flooded the tunnel if the water-bearing stratum was pierced.

To extract the workers, the rescue team drilled two access shafts, one as a backup, using large-diameter drill head. This is the first time that a rescue process such as this has been applied in China, according to the rescue headquarters.

Worldwide this is the third time the technology is being used. In 2010 Air Max Sale Outlet , 33 Chilean miners were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days.

More than 600 pieces of equipment, including drills, life detectors and drones, were used in the 36-day search and rescue mission.

The rescue team drilled four small tunnels after the accident and located the four trapped workers. They have been using the tunnels to supply them with food and clothes.

The owner of the mine committed suicide by jumping into a flooded shaft during the earlier days of the rescue. The county's Communist Party chief, government head and two deputy heads were sacked following the accident. In addition, several executives of the mine are under police investigation.

Friday's final rescue operation drew national attention. The national TV network CCTV staged a live broadcast. Social networks were filled with emotional remarks.

"Yinxiaoaiclover Nike Air Max 90 Shoes Sale ," a Weibo user, said that "I can not imagine how they survived the 36 days underground."

"Life is priceless. That the government and the people did not give up finally created such a miracle," said Weibo user with the screen name of "tianjiao3027328370."

The four miners have been identified as Guan Qingji, 58; Hua Mingxi,36;Li Qiusheng, 39; and Zhao Zhicheng Nike Air Max 2017 Shoes Sale , 50.

Cao Qingde, deputy head of the local hospital where the miners were being treated, said the four suffered no major injuries and may join their family for the Spring Festival that falls on Feb. 8.

BERLIN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 126 politicians of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) called on their party leader to change her course on refugee policies, German newspaper Bild reported Wednesday.

The rebellion in the CDU against Merkel's refugee policies is widening, according to the report. Last week Nike Air Max 2018 Shoes Sale , the three-page urgent letter to Merkel contained only 34 signatories. The now 126 signatories, who all are CDU function or mandate holders, include 38 members of German state parliament.

Their main demand is the closure of German borders to refugees who have come from safe third countries to Germany, said the report.

"This should be practiced at least as long as the Schengen external borders are actually open and the other Schengen states do not comply to their obligations under European law," as it said in the urgent letter.

However, the notion of rejecting refugees at the border was thrown out by Merkel at a CDU meeting with its Bavarian CSU sister party on Tuesday in the Bundestag.

As German media reported last week Nike Air Max Shoes Sale , the original three-page letter signed by 34 officials of Merkel's conservative CDU party said the chancellor's refugee policies disregarded party principles and broke the law.


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LAGOS, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Consulate in Lagos Air Max 90 Shoes Sale , Nigeria's economic hub on Friday opened a Chinese Film Festival at the famous Silverbird Cinemas in Victoria Island area of the state.

The two-day festival is being held to help Nigerian friends to understand Chinese culture, history, society and boost future cultural exchange and cooperation.

Over 400 people attended the first day of screening which also attracted state officials, lecturers, students and business executives.

In his opening speech, the Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate in Lagos Air Max 2017 Shoes Sale , Liu Kan, said films can make people share feelings and the event aimed to let local people know more about China through films, and expand cooperation in the film sector.

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