CHINA Death toll rises to 14 in flooded tunnel in South China

CHINA

Death toll rises to 14 in flooded tunnel in South China

Xinhua

15:23, July 22, 2021

Photo taken on July 17 shows rescuers pushing a water pump deeper into the flooded construction site of Shijingshan tunnel in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. (Photo: Xinhua)

GUANGZHOU, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers retrieved the last body of all 14 workers trapped in a flooded tunnel in Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province, at noon on Thursday, according to the on-site rescue headquarters.

The 14 workers were trapped in the construction site of the Shijingshan tunnel, part of the city's Xingye expressway, when the site was flooded at approximately 3:30 a.m. on July 15.

The bodies of the 13 other workers had been found before Wednesday night.

More than 2,400 rescue workers and over 200 rescue vehicles have been dispatched to the scene. However, the narrowness of the tunnel and complicated hydrological, geological and meteorological conditions have complicated rescue work, according to sources with the headquarters.

The headquarters vowed to deal with the aftermath of the accident, and assist the accident investigation work.

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