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Leber Vivas Gonzales, 16, center right, is accompanied by a rescue worker as he walks away from the entrance to the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Vivas was the first of 11 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in the mine to be rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more the rest, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Nicaragua mine cave-in rescue

Yahoo NewsAugust 30, 2014

Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues.

"Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential spokeswoman, told reporters.

The search was under way after 20 miners were pulled out one at a time using a pulley system installed late Friday near the pit where they had been trapped. (AFP)

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