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20 freed from mine in Nicaragua

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:31

Rescue workers freed 20 informal miners who were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua. Julie Noce reports.

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Rescue workers in Nicaragua rescued 20 informal miners Friday after they became trapped by a landslide. Emergency teams carried some of the miners out on stretchers.... others were able to walk. Relatives of the trapped men watched excitedly as most of them were brought to safety. Of the 29 miners who were trapped, there are seven whose whereabouts are unknown. The head of the mine said it was closed four years ago after being deemed unsafe.... still artisanal miners continued working there against the company's orders.

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20 freed from mine in Nicaragua

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 00:31