/ 14 March 2024

Gold mine emergency

Image source: iStock
Image source: iStock

Emergency services are working to rescue a miner trapped underground in Victoria after bringing 30 other workers to safety last night. The mine, within the Ballarat Gold Mine, collapsed 3km underground yesterday afternoon. Located in Mt Clear, it’s in the area where Samantha Murphy was allegedly murdered. One of the rescued men was flown to hospital with life-threatening leg injuries, reports say. Of the miners, 29 ran to a “safety pod” before being lifted to the surface but 2 men were trapped under fallen rocks. Police say they hold fears for the remaining man who is trapped under rubble and they’re treating the rescue operation “delicately” as medical workers haven’t yet reached him to assess his condition… In another emergency rescue yesterday, 7 people were found uninjured in the flooded WA outback after a 3 day search. 

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