12 Apr 2012

Trapped miners rescued

4:56 am on 12 April 2012

Nine men trapped inside a mine in southern Peru have been rescued after spending almost a week underground.

They were met by relatives and President Ollanta Humala after emerging from the Cabeza de Negro mine in southern Peru on Wednesday morning.

The miners are reported to be in good health. They were wearing dark glasses to protect their eyes from daylight.

They had been stuck about 200 meters below ground since Thursday and had been receiving oxygen and liquids through a tube.