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B. 2014-02-27 Australians advised to flee town near burning mine Morwell, Victoria, Australia
C. 2007-11-18 Phone call frees miners Melbourne
2006-05-08 Trapped miners rescued Australia
E. 2006-05-07 Dramatic rescue bid in final phase Australia
F. 2006-05-06 Rescuers within meters of miners Australia
G. 2006-04-30 Tasmania miner rescue under way Australia

Phone call frees miners
Australians advised to flee town near burning mine Map of Morwell Victoria Australia


year 2014 Top ^

Feb.27
  An Australian town has been shrouded by smoke and ash from a burning coal mine for almost three weeks


year 2007 Top ^

Nov.18
  Melbourne: 27 miners were rescued less than 5 hours after a landslide trapped them deep below ground in a gold mine



year 2006 Top ^

May.8
  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks
 Prime Minister Howard: the rescue was a 'wonderful demonstration of Australian mateship'. Initial accident on 25 April caused when a tremor dislodged rocks. Rescuers took a week to bring them out. Larry Knight, a 3rd miner died.
May.7 Dramatic rescue bid in final phase
  Preparations for drilling through the final section of rock that has trapped 2 miners in a gold mine
May.6 Rescuers within meters of miners
  The rescuers prepared to cut the last few meters of an escape tunnel by hand to free 2 trapped gold miners
Apr.30 Tasmania miner rescue under way  Rescuers have begun drilling towards 2 gold miners trapped alive for more than 5 days 3,000ft underground


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