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UPDATE: Body of 2 of 4 trapped miners found in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Search teams have found the bodies of two Ecuadoran miners and are still looking for two other men missing since a tunnel collapsed 490 feet underground the previous day.

Ecuador's deputy mining minister says searchers hope to find the two other miners alive because he says they were in a spot that probably was not affected by the cave-in.

The president of the mine says searchers are trying to clear away fallen rocks to get to the area where the missing miners were thought to be working.

The accident happened early Friday in the fifth level of a gold mine near the town of Portovelo, about 250 miles southwest of the capital, Quito.

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