All trapped miners safely rescued in South Africa after elevator accident

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October 4, 2007 21:47




The last of 3,200 miners trapped for more than 24 hours in a deep mine were brought safely to the surface late Thursday, officials said, ending one of South Africa's biggest-ever rescue operations. The final workers emerged just after 9 p.m. (2000GMT), according to officials for the mine owner, Harmony Gold Mining Co. The miners became trapped after a pipe of pressurized air exploded and crashed into a shaft, cutting off electricity to the main elevator.


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