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Rescued Chinese workers arrive home

02-10-2012 15:01 BJT

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The 29 rescued Chinese hostages in Sudan have finally made it back to their hometowns. All of them are said to be in good condition.

On Thursday evening, 23 of the workers from Sichuan province arrived at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to be reunited with their families.

 

Workers who were just rescued from abduction in Sudan have dinner at the dining hall of Branch
5 of Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co., Ltd. in Pengshan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb.
9, 2012. A total of 47 Chinese were caught in the attack, which occurred in a southern Sudanese
state 13 days ago. Twenty-nine of them were abducted by the assailants while the other 18
managed to flee. One of the latter went missing and has been confirmed dead. Among them, 24
Sichuan workers have all come back to Pengshan County safe and sound. (Xinhua/Yao Yongliang)

Their ordeal began on January the 28th, when a Chinese-run construction site was attacked by Sudanese rebels on the border with neighboring South Sudan.

Militants from the Sudan’s People’s Liberation Movement-North abducted 29 of the 47 Chinese employees at the camp.

The workers were released to the International Committee of the Red Cross, 11 days after they were abducted.

The other 17 workers who fled capture, also left Sudan on Wednesday.

The Chinese government, in collaboration with the Sudanese government, engaged in intensive rescue efforts to secure their release.

Xia Wenqiong (R), who was just rescued from abduction in Sudan, hugs her relatives Branch 5 of
Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co., Ltd. in Pengshan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 9,
2012. A total of 47 Chinese were caught in the attack, which occurred in a southern Sudanese
state 13 days ago. Twenty-nine of them were abducted by the assailants while the other 18
managed to flee. One of the latter went missing and has been confirmed dead. Among them, 24
Sichuan workers have all come back to Pengshan County safe and sound. (Xinhua/Yao Yongliang)

Peng Chuan, who was just rescued from abduction in Sudan, hugs his daughter Branch 5 of
Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co., Ltd. in Pengshan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 9,
2012. A total of 47 Chinese were caught in the attack, which occurred in a southern Sudanese
state 13 days ago. Twenty-nine of them were abducted by the assailants while the other 18
managed to flee. One of the latter went missing and has been confirmed dead. Among them, 24
Sichuan workers have all come back to Pengshan County safe and sound. (Xinhua/Yao Yongliang)

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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