9 trapped work­ers con­firmed alive

China Daily - - CHINA -

Nine con­struc­tion work­ers trapped in a col­lapsed rail­way tun­nel in Yun­nan prov­ince were con­firmed alive on Fri­day, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said. The tun­nel in the Xishuang­banna Dai au­ton­o­mous pre­fec­ture they were work­ing on col­lapsed at about 10:20 am on Thurs­day. Af­ter dig­ging a small hole through the rocks, res­cuers made con­tact with the work­ers with a thin pipe and con­firmed that the work­ers were all alive, the pub­lic­ity de­part­ment of the pre­fec­ture gov­ern­ment said.

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