20 Rescued, Seven Hospitalized After Collapse at Idaho Mine
The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said at a press conference late Wednesday that the 20 miners inside the mine at the time of the collapse had been able to get out, Fox News reported.
The Sheriff's Office said seven people had been transported to an area hospital by ground and air ambulance. Their condition was not immediately known.
Capt. Holly Lindsey told The Spokesman-Review that the alarm was raised when a call came in to dispatch at 7:51pm local time.
Medical officials were dispatched to the mine, roughly 80 miles east of Spokane, Wash., and a mine rescue team was also deployed, Lindsey told the newspaper.It is not yet known what caused the incident. Read More