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24 climbers trapped in suburban Beijing rescued

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-05-02 15:40

BEIJING - Fire fighters rescued 24 climbers trapped on a mountain for five hours in suburban Beijing early Friday morning, the municipal fire department said on Saturday.

The trapped were 22 students and 2 teachers. They were lost and trapped at the Fenghuangling scenic area in the northwest of Beijing.

The fire department received a call at 7:09 pm Thursday and sent 21 fire fighters and three fire fighting trucks to the scene.

All 24 climbers were found safe and brought down the mountain at 1 am Friday. No casualties have been reported.

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