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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 12:36
Tanzania gold miners trapped for 41 days underground rescued
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Five gold miners have been rescued in western Tanzania after being trapped underground for 41 days, while 12 others are still missing, foreign media reports.

The artisanal miners survived by eating roots, soil, frogs and cockroaches and are receiving treatment at hospital.

The group had gone underground to rescue 11 other miners when they became trapped.

Many people search for gold in unregulated mines in remote areas of Tanzania in the hope of becoming rich.

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