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Frantic Attempts to Rescue Seven Workers Trapped in Chinese Mine in Zambia

Map showing the location of a Chinese-operated mine where seven workers are trapped underground.

Zambian authorities are rushing to pump water and mud from a Chinese-owned mine in time to rescue five Zambian and two Chinese workers trapped underground.

The workers were caught by an inrush of water on Monday at the Macrolink mine, about 400 km from the capital, Lusaka. One worker escaped and alerted authorities.

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