Friday, December 19, 2014   

14 trapped in Guangxi tunnel alive
(07-16 18:12)

A local government in southwest China said Wednesday that 14 workers trapped when part of a railway tunnel collapsed two days earlier were alive and safe in the wreckage.
The collapse happened Monday afternoon on a tunnel being constructed on a railway linking Yunnan province with neighboring Guangxi region.
While the 14 were confirmed to be alive, one other trapped worker remained out of contact, the Funing county government said in a statement.
Rescuers managed to drill a hole in the collapsed tunnel on Tuesday evening and send food, water and flashlights to those trapped.
The cause of the collapse was still under investigation. --AP   
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