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After 100 hrs, nine workers rescued from collapsed Chinese tunnel

All nine workers who remained trapped for about 100 hours in a collapsed expressway tunnel in north China have been rescued, officials said.

AFP| Updated: Oct 05, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

Beijing: All nine workers who remained trapped for about 100 hours in a collapsed expressway tunnel in north China have been rescued, officials said.

The workers were rescued from Ying'erling tunnel in Laiyuan County, Hebei Province last night, and are in a good condition, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

One side of the tunnel collapsed last Saturday and the debris blocked the exit, trapping the workers inside.

Rescuers managed to contact them through a channel next morning and confirmed that they were safe.

Food and drinking water were then sent to them via the channel, the report said.