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Trapped Miner Eats Own Shirt to Survive

From Associated Press

Workers rescued a copper miner who survived by eating his shirt while trapped 12 days in a tunnel by a mudslide, a mining company said.

Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development Corp. said in a statement that Roberto Lingao-Lingao was rescued Friday. He survived by eating his shirt a little at a time and sleeping to conserve energy as fellow miners inched their way 1,473 feet through mud and other debris to reach him, the statement said.


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