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12 Chinese workers rescued after 85-hour tunnel ordeal

Rescuers carry a trapped worker out of a collapsed railway tunnel in Hunchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, April 5, 2014. A tunnel of the Jilin-Hunchun High-Speed Railway, which is under construction, collapsed at around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, leaving 12 workers trapped. All of the 12 workers have been rescued by 3:30 p.m. Saturday. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

Twelve Chinese workers, trapped in a collapsed railway tunnel for more than 80 hours, were rescued on Saturday in northeast China’s Jilin Province.

A high-speed rail tunnel under construction in Hunchun City collapsed at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday when 12 workers were inside pouring concrete.

Rescuers made contact with the trapped workers and delivered food to them at 1:55 p.m. on Friday through a passage bored into the collapsed tunnel.

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