Nicaragua mine cave-in rescue

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A rescue miner is carried away on a stretcher as he is evacuated from the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in this mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues.

"Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential spokeswoman, told reporters.

The search was under way after 20 miners were pulled out one at a time using a pulley system installed late Friday near the pit where they had been trapped. (AFP)

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