Eight miners rescued at Zimbabwe mine

Families react after hearing eight men survived after being trapped in a flooded Zimbabwe mine.
Families react after hearing eight men survived after being trapped in a flooded Zimbabwe mine.

Eight gold miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.

Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took them to a tent for medical treatment.

Relatives waiting at the scene ululated, cheered and hugged each other.

Dozens of gold miners were caught underground on the outskirts of Kadoma, west of the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, on Tuesday.

It is unclear how many miners remain trapped. The government has said a total of between 60 and 70 people were working underground at the time of the accident.

Australian Associated Press