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Quake Rescue Teams Search for Miners

November 14, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Rescuers looking for workers trapped in a gold mine found two bodies and three survivors, and they said they believe that others remain trapped after a powerful earthquake. Army patrols were sent to the Huanca mine in Nazca, 235 miles southeast of Lima, the capital. The mine caved in during Tuesday's magnitude-6.4 quake. It was unclear how many people were trapped. Officials, meanwhile, revised the death toll to 11 and the number injured to 560 people.

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