Thirty-six gas-line workers who were taken hostage April 9 in Peru were in good health after their release, a construction company official said.
"It is hard to express the relief and comfort I feel over the fact that our colleagues now can reunite with their families and return home," Skanska President and Chief Operating Officer Johan Karlstrom said in a statement issued Sunday.
The employees were taken hostage in Kepashiato, a town in La Convencion province, he said.
After fighting with government forces, the guerrilla group "Shining Path" on Saturday released the 36 hostages it captured earlier in the week, state media reported.
The hostages are employees of Skanska, a Swedish construction firm, and Construcciones Modulares, which both worked with the Camisea Gas Consortium.
They had been working on a natural gas line project in Peru.
Peru's government declared a state of emergency Wednesday and sent 1,500 police and military personnel to the dense jungle area.
Most Popular Stories
- Bipartisan Budget Deal Gets Key Support in House
- TFA Recruiting DACA Recipients
- Bitcoin Clones Lurch Onto Financial Scene
- Scotch Whisky Sales Raise Distillers' Spirits
- Clinton to Keynote Annual Simmons Leadership Conference
- Holiday Shopping Off to a Slow Start This Season
- Health Coverage Disparities Emerge Among States
- Fake Deaf Interpreter Was Hallucinating, Has Schizophrenia
- Podesta Likely to Reject Keystone XL
- Tea Party Glum in Face of Bipartisan Budget Deal