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Trapped workers in collapsed tunnel in SW China rescued


11:32, August 13, 2011

Soldiers carry out rescue work at the site of a tunnel collapse in the Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 12, 2011. A new cave-in caused by water seeping after heavy rains has hampered rescue efforts for eight workers trapped in a highway tunnel under construction in Deqen that collapsed on Thursday, rescuers said Friday. (Xinhua)

KUNMING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have saved the eight workers who were trapped after a tunnel collapsed on Thursday in southwest Yunnan Province by 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to local authorities.

The workers were sent to hospital for treatment and currently in normal condition, local authorities said.

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