West Germany: From the Tomb

When a reservoir broke and flooded an iron mine near Lengede, Saxony, two weeks ago, 79 workers scrambled to safety, and ten more were rescued. The remaining 40, entombed without food for ten days, were given up for dead. The giant oil drill that had bored the rescue shafts for the others was dismantled and started on its way back to The Netherlands. The crowds of reporters and onlookers drifted away. All that remained was to hold a memorial service.

Some of the survivors insisted that the rescuers continue boring exploratory shafts, using a smaller drill. Suddenly the skeptical rescue team...

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