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Bad Weather, Broken Generator Stall Bid to Rescue Peru Miners

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Heavy rain and equipment failure stalled efforts in Peru on Thursday to rescue seven miners who were trapped in a tunnel hundreds of meters (feet) below ground by a landslide three days ago, officials said.

Four of the men may already be dead, according to a miner who escaped on Tuesday, a day after the mine in the southern region of Arequipa was engulfed.

The breakdown of a generator used to power machinery cutting a path to the 200-meter (660-feet) deep tunnel added to fears that...

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