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Nine miners rescued in Peru

The first miner to be rescued from the Cabeza de Negro mine in Peru. Credit: Mariana Bazo / Reuters

Nine miners have been rescued after spending five days trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in Peru.

The men have been stuck about 656 feet below the ground since last Thursday.

Pariona (pictured above) was the first miner to be rescued from the mine outside Cabeza de Negro. He was greeted by the President of Peru, Ollanta Humala who said:

"All of them are healthy but obviously dehydrated and dizzy. They need to get used to the sun still, that's why they are wearing sunglasses."

A rescued miner is escorted outside this morning Credit: REUTERS/Mariana Bazo