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Workers rescued after China tunnel collapse

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 00:56

Nov. 15 - Chinese construction workers are rescued from a collapsed tunnel after being trapped for over two days. Adam Brauener reports.

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A Chinese construction worker is pulled from a collapsed tunnel after spending two days trapped underground. He and four others are applauded upon their rescue Friday in the northwest province of Gansu. Rescuers dug a small hole through which they could pass through food, water, a telephone line and even a camera. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CONSTRUCTION WORKER MO HONGYUAN SAYING: "I knew. They put a steel tube into the tunnel, so after that we knew what was happening." Rescuers eventually reached the men after spending 56 hours digging an 11-metre-long escape route. (SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin) CONSTRUCTION WORKER HU LIN SAYING: "It wasn't so bad in there, because there was ventilation and we had food." Accidents like these are common in China, where a fast growing infrastructure often takes precedence over safety standards.

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Workers rescued after China tunnel collapse

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 00:56