Vietnam rescues trapped workers after four-day ordeal

December 19, 2014 1:37 PM

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HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese rescuers including hundreds of troops and miners on Friday freed 12 workers trapped for nearly four days after a tunnel collapsed during construction of a hydropower plant.

Bad weather and the complicated geology of the site in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong had hampered the rescue effort since Tuesday's accident, with fears the workers might not survive after battles to supply them with oxygen and drain water rising around them.

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