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July 19, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Tons of sliding mud snapped the cable of an underground elevator in an Austrian talc mine, stranding 11 men who were trying to rescue a trapped miner, state radio reported Saturday. Mine officials said they were hopeful that the first trapped miner--who was caught in a mudslide on Friday--could be dug out alive, but the chances of survival for the other 11 miners appeared slim. "For them, it is feared to be too late," Austrian radio reported. "They are believed to be buried in mud and water."
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July 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A miner feared dead after massive landslides buried him and 10 others in a talc mine was rescued late Sunday. Austrian television interrupted its regular programming as Georg Hainzl, 24, was hoisted by cables from the 200-foot-deep eating area where he was trapped by a mudslide during heavy rains July 17. A second, larger mudslide buried 10 others who had been sent to rescue him in the town of Lassing. There was no word on the 10 others.
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July 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A miner feared dead after massive landslides buried him and 10 others in a talc mine was rescued late Sunday. Austrian television interrupted its regular programming as Georg Hainzl, 24, was hoisted by cables from the 200-foot-deep eating area where he was trapped by a mudslide during heavy rains July 17. A second, larger mudslide buried 10 others who had been sent to rescue him in the town of Lassing. There was no word on the 10 others.
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July 19, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Tons of sliding mud snapped the cable of an underground elevator in an Austrian talc mine, stranding 11 men who were trying to rescue a trapped miner, state radio reported Saturday. Mine officials said they were hopeful that the first trapped miner--who was caught in a mudslide on Friday--could be dug out alive, but the chances of survival for the other 11 miners appeared slim. "For them, it is feared to be too late," Austrian radio reported. "They are believed to be buried in mud and water."
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