Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thousands Freed in South African Mine

More than 2,400 exhausted South African gold miners have been rescued from deep underground after they were trapped by a power cable accident. About 800 miners are still waiting to be lifted to safety after Wednesday's accident, which left them 1.4 miles underground. Rescuers are confident all miners will emerge from Elandsrand mine, 50 miles from Johannesburg. Some Tuesday night shift workers have been underground for 40 hours.

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