At least Nine illegal miners have been rescued from a gold mine in Zimbabwe days after a burst dam flooded two shafts.
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.
They are reported to have survived by finding higher ground and waiting while up to their necks in water.
Dozens are feared to have died 40m (130ft) underground since the accident happened on Tuesday night.
The government has declared the accident near the town of Kadoma, south-west of the capital Harare, a national disaster.
Miners say those trapped are mostly under the age of 24.
It is unclear how many miners remain trapped, but the government has said between 60 and 70 people were working underground at the time of the accident. The government has declared it a national disaster.
More to follow
more recommended stories
Passion for alcohol 1.3 million Rands spent on booze
Speculation is rife, that the self.
Zimbabwe Activist Makomborero Haruzivishe Granted $20,000 After Spending 9 Months in Jail
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance.
Schools in Zimbabwe closed indefinitely; Covid or teachers strike?
There is confusion and growing speculation.
Hero Sirizani Butau Rescues 8 people from burning bus
A Kadoma man named as Sirizani.
Fifa warns Zimbabwe about ban on eve of tournament
World governing body Fifa says a.
White Zimbabweans say Gemma has no fixation with black men
With all the drama resulting from.
Zimbabwe: New lockdown measures announced
The lockdown at Level Two would.
Zimbabwe requests to swap Cecil Rhodes remains for Mbuya Nehanda
President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has called.