Trapped South African miners rescued (Lead)

January 19th, 2009 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS  

Johannesburg, Jan 19 (DPA) The 167 miners trapped 2,200 metres underground after a lightning strike knocked out power to the mine were lifted to safety Sunday evening, local reports said.According to the Sapa news agency, the miners who were underground for more than 24 hours were brought to the surface by the mines reconnected lifts.

The miners were never in any serious danger as they were well supplied with water, air and medical supplies.

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