3 Filipino miners rescued after nine days; 1 missing


MANILA, Philippines — Rescuers found the bodies of two miners in a flooded gold mine in the northern Philippines on Thursday, following the dramatic rescue a day earlier of three others who had been trapped for nine days. One miner remained missing. Rescuers applauded and high-fived each other as the survivors were carried out on stretchers Wednesday from two separate locations about 700 feet (200 meters) underground in the mountain township of Itogon, said George Baywong, a Mines and Geosciences Bureau officer supervising rescue efforts.

Some newspapers heralded their rescue as miraculous.