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Buried Alive - The Chilean Mine Rescue
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How the Chilean Miners Got Trapped Deep Underground - Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story [1/5]
On 5 Aug 2010, copper miners entered the San Jose mine and were trapped 700 metres beneath the Chilean dessert after the mine collapsed. No one knew if they were even alive. DCODE how the Copiapó mining accident happened. #DCODE #ChileanMine #rescue Catch Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story, on 29 July 10:50PM (MY), 11:40PM (SEA) and 10:40 PM (PH) only on Discovery Channel.
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How Were the Chilean Miners Finally Saved? - Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story [5/5]
While rescue efforts were continuously enforced throughout the Chilean mine rescue, 3 separate operations were implemented in an attempt to rescue the 33 miners trapped underground, but only one was successful. DCODE how the rescuers relentlessly contemplated various solutions with new innovations in technology. #DCODE #ChileanMine #rescue Catch Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story, on 29 July 10:50PM (MY), 11:40PM (SEA) and 10:40 PM (PH) only on Discovery Channel.
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The 33 - Official Trailer [HD]
The 33 - in theaters November 13th. http://the33movie.com https://www.facebook.com/the33movie --- From Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures comes the unforgettable true story of “The 33.” In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon. The international cast is led by Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”), James Brolin, and Lou Diamond Phillips, with Bob Gunton and Gabriel Byrne. The main cast also includes Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Tenoch Huerta, Marco Treviño, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Elizabeth De Razzo, Naomi Scott, Gustavo Angarita, and Alejandro Goic. Patricia Riggen directed “The 33” from a screenplay by Mikko Alanne, Oscar nominee Craig Borten (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Michael Thomas, based on the screen story by Jose Rivera and the book Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar. The film was produced by Oscar nominee Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”), Robert Katz and Edward McGurn. Carlos Eugenio Lavin, Leopoldo Enriquez, Alan Zhang and José Luis Escolar served as executive producers. The behind-the-scene creative team included cinematographer Checco Varese, production designer Marco Niro, editor Michael Tronick and Oscar-nominated costume designer Paco Delgado (“Les Misérables”). The Academy Award-winning team of Alex Henning and Ben Grossman (“Hugo”) supervised the visual effects. The score was composed by Oscar winner James Horner (“Titanic”). “The 33” was filmed on location in Chile’s harshly remote yet stunningly beautiful Atacama desert just kilometers away from where the event took place, and deep within two mines located in central Colombia. A presentation of Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures, “The 33” is slated to open on November 13, 2015 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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How 33 Chilean Miners Escaped A Collapsed Mine (2010)
Inside the Miracle (2010): In 2010 the story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine caught the imagination of people around the world. Despite the excitement and emotion, the impoverished mine workers who were not trapped are being easily forgotten by the international media. For similar stories, see: Chile's Indigenous Mapuche In Violent Conflict With The State https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJHvDSB5SHA A Shocking View Inside Pinochet's Secret Prison Camps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU8nXr65bJE This Man Wants to Revitalise Chile Through Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUfSWchBq_k Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/5081/inside-the-miracle Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Since being trapped, the 33 miners have become celebrities with every development of their story being followed by millions around the world. For many Chileans the plight of the miners has also been an inspiration: “I am very proud of my country... hooray for the Chilean miners!” While the miners and their families receive legal advice, psychological support and briefings with politicians, those not trapped by the disaster are being been completely ignored by Chile’s government and the international media. With the trapped 33 likely to receive millions, the rest of the impoverished miners - who are now jobless - are likely to receive no compensation at all. According to one lawyer, “The lawsuit [for the trapped miners] is in the millions – we are asking for a minimum of $1 million for each worker who is trapped in the mine… at least". SBS Australia – Ref. 5081 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Chileans celebrate heroic rescue of all miners
A complex 22 hour rescue of the trapped miners ended flawlessly Wednesday, as Chileans celebrated across the country. Following the August 5th collapse of the mine, the men survived for 10 weeks underground. http://www.france24.com/fr/
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Chilean miners one year later
Nearly half of the 33 miners rescued after being trapped for 69 days in a Chilean copper mine have been unemployed since their ordeal. CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports.
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Chilean Mine Rescue Timeline
An animated timeline of the rescue efforts to save 33 trapped miners in Chile. Seth Doane reports.
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Mine Rescue Recap
A remarkable timeline of events that unfolded at the Chile mine rescue.
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Chilean Miners Rescue Effort
Friends and family of the 33 trapped Chilean miners anxiously await as a rescue tunnel could take up to at least four months to complete. Seth Doane reports.
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After more than two months underground, the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine may have trouble adj
HEADLINE: Major adjustment ahead for freed Chilean miners CAPTION: After more than two months underground, the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine may have trouble adjusting to life on the outside and the inevitable changes they face. (Oct. 13) Just hours after the rescue of 33 men trapped in a Chilean mine began, signs emerged that adjusting to life at the surface may not be easy. Being stuck underground for two months, and a first-of-a-kind rescue to free them, have converted the miners from men who toil in obscurity into limelight sensations. Some, like Claudio Yanez, appear to be embrace the attention. After being rescued, he arrived to a hospital in nearby Copiapo. Much like a rock star, he waved to onlookers and journalists. However, his mother, who was waiting outside, was already worried about the next chapter in his life. She said she just hoped he wouldn't waste his new fame on what she called "stupid things." Beyond rock star status, for some there will likely be real difficulty adjusting to normal life. That is already the case for 19-year-old Jimmy Sanchez, the youngest of the miners. Hours after being rescued, Dr. Guillermo Swett evaluated Sanchez at the hospital. Swett said Sanchez spoke little, and appeared to be have trouble coming to grips with all that had happened. To be sure, there are also indications that the experience underground fortified some of the miners in ways that go beyond money. Swett, the doctor, also evaluated Mario Sepulveda. He says Sepulveda told him about feeling the presence of the devil during the ordeal. According to the doctor, Sepulveda says he fought with the devil, and won. SIGN OUT, in Copiapo. Of course, these men didn't ask to be trapped in a mine, or sign themselves up for a part in an incredible survival story. Just like everything in life, how they adjust will likely be a mixed bag, with some doing well and others less than well. But no matter what the future holds, their lives have undoubtedly been changed forever. APTN STORY NUMBER: 661333 SHOTLIST CHILE POOL 12 October 2010 1. Video showing capsule carrying first rescuer Manuel Gonzalez reaching miners for the first time, Gonzalez steps out of capsule and hugs miners, UPSOUND: cheers CHILE POOL 12 October 2010 2. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera praying 3. Close of screen showing the first miner to be rescued Florencio Avalos getting into capsule ++NIGHT SHOT++ 4. Cutaway of pulley on surface 5. Screen showing rescue capsule leaving underground chamber CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 6. Travelling shot as capsule moves up tunnel CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 7. Wife of Florencio Avalos, Monica Araya, standing with Pinera, First Lady Cecilia Morel and Avalos' 7-year-old son Bairo watching rescue capsule coming out of shaft, UPSOUND clapping 8. Close of capsule arriving at surface 9. Cutaway of son crying 10. Avalos emerging from capsule, UPSOUND cheers 11. Various of Avalos emerging and greeting son and wife 12. Pinera and wife embracing Avalos' wife, UPSOUND cheering CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 13. Set up shot of Pinera with first lady on one side, Chilean Mining Minister Laurecen Golborne on the other 14. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Sebastian Pinera, Chilean president: "Florencio told me of his gratitude, the gratitude not only he felt but also the other men who have been trapped those 69 days felt, the gratitude towards Chile, towards the Chileans, they felt from the first moment they weren't alone." CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 15. Video showing capsule ascending into tunnel with miner Mario Sepulveda Espina inside, other miners watching ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 16. Sepulveda's wife Elvira Valdivia with first lady and Atacama Governor Ximena Matas ++NEW ++NEW You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/382b77712de485c1138364d5e372e5a0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chile Miners Rescue 21 Johnny Barrios Rojas Wife & mistress issues
http://www.facebook.com/NSOTD Miner Johnny Barrios Rojas, left, embraces his girlfriend Susana Valenzuela after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine. His wife of 28 years Marta Salinas is thought to have not known of the affair with his mistress Susana Valenzuela until the two women ran into each other amid the tents pitched by family members anxiously holding vigil - and a very public spat ensued. More: Who'll play Johnny Barrios and Susana Valenzuela in Chilean Miners: The Movie? Mr Barrios, the 21st miner to emerge from the collapsed mine after 69 days, had sent a letter requesting both women to greet him when he was rescued, writing he wished them both to be friends. But the 50-year-old looked around sheepishly as he emerged from the rescue tube that elevated him to the Earth's surface, peering through sunglasses as mining officials in red shirts applauded loudly. More still: More amazing rescues. Among them, smiling widely and waiting for him to notice her stood Ms Valenzuela. When he did not, the round-faced strawberry blonde walked around to face Mr Barrios and gave him a long kiss and hug, weeping into the shoulder of his jumpsuit as he whispered into her ear. Ms Salinas was nowhere to be seen. She said: 'I am happy because he made it, it's a miracle of God. But I'm not going to see the rescue. 'He asked me to but it turns out that he also asked the other lady, and I am a decent woman. Things are clear: it's her or me.' Mr Barrios' sister told the Daily Telegraph: 'Marta is angry. She feels humiliated and she has said she is not going to see him... so in the end it's Susana's arms he will run into.' Weeks earlier, Mr Barrios' wife had ripped down a poster of her husband put up by his mistress. Defiant, the mistress taped the poster back up, and beneath several poems and prayers she had dedicated to him, she signed it 'Your Wife'.
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Buried Miners in Chile Leave Note, All Alive
Some relief came for the families of the 33 miners who have been trapped for more than two weeks in Chile. John Bentley reports the miners left a note confirming they are "all fine."
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The Mighty Hand of JESUS was seen throughout Chile on October 13, 2010, and, the rest of the world saw a miracle from GOD (JESUS). Thank you JESUS. Thank you Campus Crusade for Christ Chile for the JESUS T-shirts & the Bibles Thank you 33 Miners from Chile Thank you President Sebastián Piñera Echenique Thank you President Juan Evo Morales Ayma Thank you Presidents and Prime Ministers of the World Thank you Rescuers of the Miners Thank you CNN Chile & CNN USA Thank you ALL Reporters of the World Thank you Family Members of the Miners for supporting your loved one Thank you World for your prayers Amen! Sincerely, Juan Carlos Berrios Ministerio Ultima Trompeta (Last Trumpet Ministry) www.ultimatrompeta.com For more information visit: http://www.ultimatrompeta.com
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Chile Rescue Mission: First trapped miners pulled to surface
Trapped unground for 2 months, the rescue mission to bring 33 trapped miners to the surface brings joy to the family and friends above.
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A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue (2015)
Five years after the collapse of the San Jose gold and copper mine that trapped 33 miners for 69 days, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores travels to Chile to speak with three of the miners. She also speaks with the drillers who worked around the clock on their improbable and miraculous rescue. The hour-long CNN Special Report, A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue airs Tuesday, August 4, at 9pmET/PT on CNN and via CNNgo. Jorge Galleguillos can’t shake the tragedy from his mind. He was one of the 33 men trapped a half-mile beneath the hard rock of Chile’s Atacama Desert. He remembers praying to live while preparing to die. Finally, a small drill broke through to the men, allowing them to send an astounding message: ‘All 33 of us are alive.’ Their 69 days underground and their triumphant rescue stunned the world who watched it live on television. The men became globe-trotting celebrities with multiple movie and book offers; however, five years later, Galleguillos and most of the miners still live very humble and difficult lives. Many of the men battle demons and have trouble keeping steady work. And no one was ever held accountable for the collapse of the San Jose gold and copper mine. During the CNN Special Report, Flores interviews former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose optimism for their rescue rallied a nation and the world. She also speaks with Jeff Hart, the drilling expert who successfully carved a tunnel through the earth and helped save the 33 courageous men.
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The Untold Story: Rescuing Chile Miners Alive
As members of the rescue team that brought 33 miners out of a collapsed Chilean mine alive packed up, they took the AP on an exclusive tour of the rescue effort from the inside. (Oct. 20)
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Relatives describe emotions as they awaited news of Chilean miners.
Copiapo, Chile (CNN) -- One month ago, the San Jose copper and gold mine in Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners far underground. For the next 17 days, their families had no idea whether they were alive or dead. Here in their words, some of the wives, fathers and daughters think back to the first moments after learning of the accident and their efforts to keep hope alive. Lila Ramirez, wife of Mario Gomez: "I felt a lot of rage and pain and I felt powerless. I knew this was an accident waiting to happen. "Mario asked the bosses to take measures so the miners didn't run the risk of getting buried. But they never listened. A lot of the miners said they had heard the mountain groaning. One said he didn't want to go down the mine that day, he was afraid. But the boss said to him either you go down or I have five other people who will go down. "I never doubted that I had a lot of faith they were all alive and that they were all together and that's how they found them. All together!"
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'The 33' Captures Drama of Chilean Mining Accident
"The 33" is a dramatized account of the 2010 collapse of the San Jose Mine near Copiapó, Chile, that trapped 33 miners 700 meters underground. The film tries to revisit 69 days of agony for the miners below and their families above. VOA’s Penelope Poulou reports. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/the-thirty-three-captures-drama-chilean-mining-accident/3062153.html
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How Did the Trapped Chilean Miners Survive for 69 Days? - Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story [4/5]
On 5 Aug 2010, the San José copper and gold mine in northern Chile collapsed, trapping 33 miners underground. The dark mine had a limited stock of food and water and yet, the Chilean miners made it out alive. DCODE how the Chilean miners survived the 69-day ordeal. #DCODE #ChileanMine #rescue Catch Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story, on 29 July 10:50PM (MY), 11:40PM (SEA) and 10:40 PM (PH) only on Discovery Channel.
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Sago Mine Disaster
Thirteen men sat in the best barricade they could build, enduring...hoping. They had used their single hour of oxygen from the only Self Contained Self Rescuer issued to them by the company. Their families waited outside living through one of the most difficult times of their lives, praying to see their loved ones once again. As time wore on, we would learn the ultimate fate of those men, those husbands, those fathers, those grandfathers, brothers, uncles, nephews. One was alive, barely holding on…the others had perished in the thick poisoned air of the mine. The miners of Sago were like so many of us. They took one of the few jobs available to them, jobs that would allow them to live in the places they had long called home, jobs that would pay enough to support their families. If only the company had given them more than one SCSR—if only there had been a law—but we know how much power money holds over the hearts of men. It would be the suffering and tragic loss of life of those 12 brave souls—the pain of constant loss felt by their families—that would finally see to it that every coal miner in the United States would never face the same crisis. Millions of Americans became outraged at the events that played out on their televisions, and the ensuing public outcry would accomplish a feat that has seldom been accomplished in the history of US coal mining—the power of coal industry lobbyists was outweighed by the voice of the public in the halls of government. Laws were passed and now additional SCSRs must be purchased by coal companies, underground safe havens must be built and supply miners with three day of oxygen, food, and water. Each time my crew passed a safe haven and SCSR stash on our way to the section, I would think of those men, I would think of their final hours. I would pay my respects to them in my own way and wish that the corruption of the coalfields had not taken their lives. I hope that other miners do the same and remember the day the miners of Sago perished and the hearts of their families were forever broken. May you all rest in peace. God Bless.
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How NASA Came to the Rescue of 33 Chilean Miners - Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story [2/5]
In 2010, 33 Chilean miners were trapped 700 metres beneath the desert for 69 days. DCODE how NASA played a part in this rescue operation. #DCODE #ChileanMine #rescue Catch Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story, on 29 July 10:50PM (MY), 11:40PM (SEA) and 10:40 PM (PH) only on Discovery Channel.
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The 33 Chilean miners have now been trapped underground for a full month, and they have to deal with
HEADLINE: Chile mine disaster exposes old family feuds CAPTION: The 33 Chilean miners have now been trapped underground for a full month, and they have to deal with their confinement for weeks, or perhaps months, until they can be rescued. The strain also has shaken the fault lines in their families above. (Sept. 5) Many families of the 33 trapped miners in Northern Chile live in this small mining town, called Copiapo. Like in families the world over, sometimes certain relationships can be difficult. Now those strains are starting to manifest themselves at the mine where the men are trapped, about a 45-minute drive through the Atacama desert. TRACK: While a fire warms their campsite, the icy feeling between Cristina Macias and her mother-in-law is as chilling as the desert nights. Both women are here to support the same man, Claudio Yanez, one of the trapped miners. But the women have never gotten along. And now they are fighting over who should get Yanez's salary and donations that have come from all over Chile. Cristina says she needs the money to support the couple's two daughters. She worries about her mother-in-law trying to get the donations, but says she won't get cheated. To handle such disputes, the local government has been forced to institute several measures. The miners were asked to send up a note designating who could get their $1,600 salary for August. Separate bank accounts have been set up for each miner, which no family member can touch. And social workers help settle disputes about which family members should get donations like food and household cleaners. Pamela Leiva, the head social worker at the camp, says settling disputes has required digging into the lives of the miners before the accident. And those those lives, just like lives the world over, can be complicated. There are brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers on both sides of a miner who don't get along, or who depended on his salary to survive. And of course, some miners have skeletons in their closets, which have been unexpectedly open. A few weeks ago one miner's wife and his lover were both keeping vigil at the camp. When the two realized they were both praying for the same man, they had a very public argument, and the wife tore down a poster with the miner's photo that the mistress had set up. Still, for all the difficulties, this tragedy has also brought families together. When it comes to their loved ones, everybody has the same hope that they will get out alive. Peter Prengaman....The Associated Press......Copiapo, Chile APTN STORY NUMBER: 656699 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1a5d70b202800849cb0dd86266c0a4c3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chilean Miners Rescue: Sunday at 9pm
Don't miss this gripping account of the Chilean Miners Rescue - on Discovery this Sunday at 9PM. Complete with exclusive footage of the rescue, it includes interviews with the miners and the determined engineers who made the rescue possible.
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This Month In History, The Chilean Miners Rescue: 70 Days Underground (Part 1) | NBC Nightly News
Nightly Films looks back at the rescue of 33 miners in Chile after being trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC This Month In History, The Chilean Miners Rescue: 70 Days Underground (Part 1) | NBC Nightly News
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The tension is building for 33 trapped Chilean miners and their families.  With all eyes on Chile's
HEADLINE: Tense final hours ahead for Chilean miners CAPTION: The tension is building for 33 trapped Chilean miners and their families. With all eyes on Chile's effort to make sure that all of the miners are soon lifted to safety, the miners' physical and mental health is being fastidiously monitored. (Oct. 10) In only a few days, rescuers will try to free 33 men who have been trapped in a Chilean mine for more than two months. As that moment approaches, the mood of families at the surface has shifted from euphoria to anxiousness. The euphoria came Saturday, when a drill was able to blast a hole that will be wide enough to pluck the men out. Now comes the waiting, while engineers and rescuers put the final touches on the operation to start sometime next week. For Fernando Carrizo, who has two nephews among the miners, that means trying not to imagine the worst. He says he turns on the television and hears about things that could go wrong. Trying to avoid such a scenario, engineers are reenforcing parts of the the hole. STANDUP By all accounts, the casing process is going smoothly. Mining Minister Laurence Goldbourne says three of 16 pieces of casing have already been put in place. With every piece, the rescue gets closer. Brandon Fisher, president of the company that owns the drill that broke through to the men, nicely sums up the general feeling about the rescue. FISHER SOT SIGN OUT Peter Prengaman, The Associated Press, San Jose Mine, Chile APTN STORY NUMBER: 660979 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4acfc0714928f933e17dbc328b3aa789 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Families celebrate miners' return to surface, Camp Hope scenes
(14 Oct 2010) SHOTLIST 1. Wide of family and friends of miner Franklin Lobos celebrating and throwing confetti the moment he is brought out as the 27th miner to be rescued, media around them, zoom in 2. Mid of family and friends chanting: (Spanish) "Chile, the miners of Chile" 3. Zoom in to faces of emotional family members 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Patricia Lobos, Niece of Miner Franklin Lobos (27th rescued miner): "It's very emotional; I thank God that he was rescued, we are all very content and happy, there is not much more to say." 5. Wide of relatives of rescued miners preparing to leave "Camp Esperanza (Hope)" 6. Wide of woman arranging the mattress to leave 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Blanca Rojas Carrizo, Sister of Miner Esteban Rojas Carrizo (18th rescued miner): "We are happy, now we are leaving, we are removing the tent because we are going to the hospital to see my brother." 8. Family of Rojas Carrizo packing things to leave 9. Blanca Rojas Carrizo waving good-bye 10. Wide of empy tents in "Camp Hope" 11. Mid of man placing bags in the back of a truck 12. Relative removing a Chilean flag STORYLINE Relatives and friends of Franklin Lobos, the 27th miner to be rescued, celebrated on Wednesday when the former professional soccer player exited the capsule after 69 days underground. Lobos' niece Patricia said it was "very emotional" to see her uncle emerge from the rescue shaft. Meanwhile, families of rescued miners were leaving the Camp Esperanza (Hope) site to meet the miners at Copaipo hospital. By early evening, 31 of the 33 miners had been pulled to freedom, and officials said they might even be able to bring everyone out by midnight. With remarkable speed - and flawless execution - miner after miner climbed into a cramped cage deep beneath the Chilean earth, was hoisted through 2,000 feet (609 metres) of rock and saw precious sunlight Wednesday after the longest underground entrapment in history. After 69 days underground, including two weeks during which they were feared dead, the men emerged to the cheers of exuberant Chileans and before the eyes of a transfixed globe. The operation picked up speed as the day went on, but each miner was greeted with the same boisterous applause from rescuers. The miners made the smooth ascent inside a capsule called Phoenix - 13 feet (3.9 metres) tall, barely wider than their shoulders and painted in the white, blue and red of the Chilean flag. It had a door that stuck occasionally, and its wheels needed lubricating at least once, but it worked exactly as planned. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6809510223294929edcd9f2bb91235d7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chile Miners Rescue - The Story (3/3) - Capsule raises trapped men to surface -
Portugal Subtitles/Legendas & English Language. To hugs, cheers and tears, rescuers using a missile-like escape capsule began pulling 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom at last, 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile underground.
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Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine
Relatives have cheered as a rescue capsule arrived at a mine where 33 trapped Chilean miners remain stuck half a mile underground. . Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/itn_news .
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Raw Video: 21st Rescued Miner Met by Mistress
The 21st man pulled out of the Chile mine, Johnny Barrios, 50, got a big hug and several kisses from his girlfriend after reaching the surface. His wife, who only learned of Valenzuela's existence when the 2 women met at the camp, stayed home. (Oct. 13)
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Letters Link Trapped Chile Miners, Families
Family members of 33 trapped Chilean miners have begun to receive letters from the men. AP's Peter Prengaman reports on how they've created a vital connection. (Aug. 25)
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Miners give last underground interview
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe In less than 24 hours, the first of Chile's 33 trapped miners could be reunited with their families. Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from the mine in Copiapo, where she got video footage from the miners. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Trapped Chilean miners sing national anthem in footage from inside mine
Video shot on camera sent down through emergency shaft shows men in good spirits Video from inside the mine where Chilean miners are trapped Link to this video The first video footage of the 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped underground for three weeks shows the men in good spirits, singing the national anthem and chanting, "Long live Chile, and long live the miners." The men shot the video with a camera sent down to them through a small shaft drilled to their emergency shelter in the San José mine. Five minutes of what is understood to be a 45-minute video were released late yesterday by the Chilean government. In the grainy, night-vision footage, the men appear stripped to the waist and with thick beards. One miner gives a guided tour of the small shelter where the men took refuge when a landslide trapped them inside the mine on 5 August. He explains that he and his colleagues have enough room to stand and lie down, points out the "little cup to brush our teeth", and the place where they pray each day. "We have everything organised," he says. The few items they have are carefully laid out: a first aid cabinet, shelves holding unidentified bottles, mats in a corner for rest. As the camera fixes on a table where dominoes have been laid out, the tour guide says that "this is where we entertain ourselves, where we play cards". He added: "We meet here every day. We plan, we have assemblies here every day so that all the decisions we make are based on the thoughts of all 33." Many of the miners appear in the video wearing their hard hats. As the camera pans to them, some flash peace signs, wave and smile. Others look groggy as if they have just woken up. "Greetings to my family," says one unidentified man. "Get us out of here soon, please." At one point the footage shows a close-up of a thermometer reading 29.5C (85F). According to psychiatrists, one of the miners demonstrates the kind of practical optimism key to the miners' high morale. "There are a large number of professionals who are going to help in the rescue efforts from down here," he says. Towards the end of the video, the men launch into a hearty rendition of the national anthem. The camera was sent down through a borehole used for communications. Another small hole that snakes down to the men's shelter is used for lowering food, while a third provides ventilation. What the men may not know is that the mining company that hired them is doing nothing to help the rescue attempt. The San Esteban company says it cannot afford to pay their wages and may go bankrupt. San Esteban is in such bad shape that it has neither the equipment nor the money to rescue the men. The escape tunnel, which will cost about £1.1m, will instead be drilled by Chile's state-owned mining company. Earlier this week, San Esteban lawyers said that with the mine shut down the company was at risk of bankruptcy. Senator Baldo Prokurica, who is on the Senate mining committee, said he had been pushing Congress for years to increase the number of inspectors for the state regulatory agency, Sernageomin. It had only 18, he said, which made regulating the country's several hundred mines a daunting task. "The government has abandoned [the regulator]," Prokurica said in an interview with the Associated Press. "If you look at the laws, they are good. We need to enforce the laws, not make more laws or increase fines." President Sebastian Piñera has fired top regulators and created a commission to investigate the accident and the agency. Since the collapse, the agency has shut down at least 18 small mines for safety violations, a possible sign that lax safety measures were open secrets at many mines. Yesterday, the first of many expected lawsuits against San Esteban and the government were filed, and a judge ordered the retention of £1.2m of company money in anticipation of the suits. Despite advances in technology and increased emphasis on safety, at least publicly, mining remains a dangerous profession. Since 2000, an average of 34 people have died every year in mining accidents in Chile, with a high of 43 in 2008, according to a review of Sernageomin data.
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Last Trapped Chilean Miner RESCUED!! "Hope A Little Harder"
Music courtesy of Amy Kuney http://bit.ly/hopeharder My tribute to the heroic rescue effort ALL 33 Miners safe! Video footage Courtesy of CNN news and YAHOO news The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night — a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived. Luis Urzua ascended smoothly through 2,000 feet of rock, completing a 22 1/2-hour rescue operation that unfolded with remarkable speed and flawless execution. Before a jubilant crowd of about 2,000 people, he became the 33rd miner to be rescued.
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Chilean Miners Rescue Almost Ready
Seth Doane reports from the San Jose mine in Chile, where trapped miners are just a few hours away from their freedom.
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Chilean Miner -  The Jimmy Sanchez Story
This is a trailer inspired by the 2010 Copiapó mining accident. it is a project about the story of Jimmy Sanchez the youngest of the 33 trapped Chilean miners. Take a look through the eyes of what 19 year old Jimmy Sanchez possibly, was going through and how he felt while being stuck under for 69 days. thank you for the support and visiting our page -One Way Media Group Contact us at [email protected] **NOTE: This does not reflect the actual events of the incident. Nor are we trying to profit from the likeness of Jimmy Sanchez or any of the other 32 miners. It is an inspired interpretation.**
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Families of the 33 miners trapped in Chile marked on Tuesday the end of the second month since the m
HEADLINE: Chile miners mark 2 months trapped underground --------------------------------------- CAPTION: Families of the 33 miners trapped in Chile marked on Tuesday the end of the second month since the miners became trapped, a day after the country's president said they were "very close" to being rescued. (Oct. 5) ---------------------------------------- [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] Even though two months have passed since 33 miners became trapped at the San Jose mine in northern Chile, excitement is building for the families who are praying for their rescue. Chile's president said his government is getting closer to pulling the miners to safety -- and he hopes to see the rescue in-person before he makes an overseas trip to Europe in the middle of the month. This family member says it's been two months that we have been waiting for them. She says, we are hopeful that they will be brought out any moment now. When the miners were found alive in early August, the government initially predicted the miners would not be rescued until December. But the drilling has gone well enough to move the date ahead -- and just last week, the government predicted a late October rescue. Meanwhile -- Chile's Interior Minister objected to claims that politics would take priority over rescuing the men safely. Tuesday, he said the decision on when to start the operation has nothing to do with politics. The only criteria are the well being of the miners and their health, he said --- and what the technicians and professionals recommend. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/af19646525fa4a41930512be9725a113 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chile miners adjust to freedom
Miners are out of hospital and back home with their families after a 69-day ordeal, but are struggling with new-found fame. Chile's 33 freed miners are out of hospital and back home with their families after their 69-day ordeal trapped deep in a mine, but are finding it difficult to keep a low profile. Their new celebrity status means entire neighbourhoods are out celebrating their return. Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar has been speaking to some of the miners about what it is like to be back above ground. The miners survived for two months and nine days underground - longer than any other miners in history.
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A Sign From God - Chilean Miner Rescue - The Real Witness of the T-Shirt
Many people have pointed out symbolism in the recent Chilean mine incident involving 33 men being trapped for a record 69 days. I'm glad those men were ok and rejoice with them and their families. I also appreciate all those who were engaged with sincere compassion. However, this incident is a sign from God that should be taken as a VERY SERIOUS WARNING! Here's my take on the t-shirt, and the appearance of the men who came out of the mine. You can read about the sign on theopenscroll.blogspot.com http://theopenscroll.blogspot.com/2010/10/part-1-chilean-mine-incident-sign.html
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Boosting Chilean Miners' Spirits
The 33 Chilean miners trapped underground are unaware of how long the rescue will take. Seth Doane reports.
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Jubilant miners emerge from below ground to waiting family
(13 Oct 2010) SHOTLIST CHILE POOL 12 October 2010 1. Video showing capsule carrying first rescuer Manuel Gonzalez reaching miners for the first time, Gonzalez steps out of capsule and hugs miners, UPSOUND: cheers CHILE POOL 12 October 2010 2. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera praying 3. Close of screen showing the first miner to be rescued Florencio Avalos getting into capsule ++NIGHT SHOT++ 4. Cutaway of pulley on surface 5. Screen showing rescue capsule leaving underground chamber CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 6. Travelling shot as capsule moves up tunnel CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 7. Wife of Florencio Avalos, Monica Araya, standing with Pinera, First Lady Cecilia Morel and Avalos' 7-year-old son Bairo watching rescue capsule coming out of shaft, UPSOUND clapping 8. Close of capsule arriving at surface 9. Cutaway of son crying 10. Avalos emerging from capsule, UPSOUND cheers 11. Various of Avalos emerging and greeting son and wife 12. Pinera and wife embracing Avalos' wife, UPSOUND cheering CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 13. Set up shot of Pinera with first lady on one side, Chilean Mining Minister Laurecen Golborne on the other 14. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Sebastian Pinera, Chilean president: "Florencio told me of his gratitude, the gratitude not only he felt but also the other men who have been trapped those 69 days felt, the gratitude towards Chile, towards the Chileans, they felt from the first moment they weren't alone." CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 15. Video showing capsule ascending into tunnel with miner Mario Sepulveda Espina inside, other miners watching ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 16. Sepulveda's wife Elvira Valdivia with first lady and Atacama Governor Ximena Matas 17. Capsule emerging from tunnel 18. Valdivia clapping 19. Close-up of Mario Sepulveda inside capsule 20. Valdivia watching, walking towards capsule 21. Wide of capsule 22. Sepulveda getting out of capsule 23. Sepuleda hugs his wife 24. Close-up of Sepulveda, tilt down as he opens bag 25. Various of Sepuleda taking rocks out of bag 26. Sepuleda handing rocks to Pinera and other rescue officials, embracing Pinera 28. Sepuleda embracing men in crowd, leading cheer: UPSOUND: rescuers "Chi Chi Chi, Le Le Le, long live the Chilean miners" 29. Wide of Sepuleda 30. Valdivia and Pinera watching and smiling CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 31. Various of Valdivia celebrating, Pinera watching and smiling CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 32. Sepuleda being carried towards triage unit, waving to crowd CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 33. Various of 2nd miner to be released Mario Sepulveda arriving at triage unit, hugging family members CHILE POOL 34. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Mario Sepulveda, second Chilean miner to be released: "I'm very happy for all the lovely things you have done for us, I'm happy, the truth is I'm touched that I'm up here again and I just buried 40 years of my life and I'm going to live a lot more to do a new awakening." CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 35. Various of rescue workers adjusting capsule after rescuing fifth miner CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 36. Video showing capsule carrying ninth Chilean miner to be rescued Mario Gomez beginning journey to surface 37. Wide early morning shot of mine AP TELEVISION 13 October 2010 38. Various of Gomez family and friends with balloons and banner awaiting rescue near to mine head CHILE POOL 13 October 2010 39. Capsule carrying Gomez emerging from underground UPSOUND Cheering, clapping 40. Gomez's wife, Lilianette Ramirez, waiting to be reunited with husband, wiping away tears 41. Various of Gomez coming out of capsule, waving Chilean flag 42. Gomez hugging wife CHILE POOL You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f6da32bf40212e23f48becc79bf81f01 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chilean Miners Rescue Tribute & Compilation - THIS WILL MAKE YOU CRY!
This is a tribute to all 33 miners (and their rescuers) who were trapped underground following a mine collapse on August 5th, 2010. The miners were underground for a total of 68 days until they were rescued on October 13th, 2010. It's truly an amazing story that touched the entire world.
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Last Chilean miner steps from the rescue capsule
Last Chilean miner steps from the rescue capsule
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First light at mine, miners' relatives at 'Camp Hope'
(10 Oct 2010) SHOTLIST 1. Various of mine site with cranes and drilling rigs 2. Mid of entrance to mine 3. Flags, 33 - one for each trapped miner, shrouded in fog 4. Wide of tribute to miners 5. Close of sign with photo of one miner, reading (Spanish) "Richard Villaroel G. We are waiting for you." 6. Relatives of miners at tribute 7. Close of coals being fanned to ignite fire 8. Mid of relative fanning fire 9. Close of photo of miner 10. Wide of mine and camp 11. Mid of tents 12. Pull out of camp 13. Wide of mine site STORYLINE After more than two months trapped deep in a Chilean mine, 33 miners are enjoying Sunday tantalisingly close to rescue. Drillers have completed an escape shaft, and Chile's mining minister says a video inspection shows the hole's walls are firm enough to allow the men to be hoisted out as early as Wednesday. Officials said late on Saturday that workers first must reinforce the top few hundred feet (almost 100 meters) of the tunnel and had begun welding steel pipes for that purpose. The completion of the 28-inch (71-centimetre)-diameter escape shaft on Saturday morning caused bedlam in the tent city known as "Camp Hope," where the miners' relatives had held vigil for an agonising 66 days since a cave-in sealed off the gold and copper mine on 5 August. Miners videotaped the piston-powered hammer drill's breakthrough at 2,041 feet (622 meters) underground and could be seen cheering and embracing, the drillers said. On the surface, the rescuers chanted, danced and sprayed champagne so excitedly that some of their hardhats tumbled off. Later, a video inspection of the shaft gave rescuers enough confidence in the tunnel's stability that they decided they will encase only its first 315 feet (96 meters). The plan is to insert 16 sections of half-inch (1.27 centimetre)-thick steel pipe into the top of the hole, which curves like a waterfall at first before becoming nearly vertical for most of its descent into the chamber deep in the mine. That work would begin immediately, Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said. Then an escape capsule built by Chilean naval engineers, its spring-loaded wheels pressing against the hole's walls, can be lowered into it via a winch and the trapped miners brought up one by one. Golborne and other government officials had insisted that determining whether to encase the whole shaft, only part of it, or none of it, would be a technical decision, based on the evidence and the expertise of a team of eight geologists and mining engineers. Encasing the full shaft would have added another week or so before the rescue could begin - if it could actually be done. The political consequences were inescapable. Chile's success story would evaporate if a miner should get stuck on the way up for reasons that might have been avoided. Some miners' families wanted the entire shaft lined with pipe, but some engineers involved said the risk of the capsule getting jammed in the un-reinforced hole was less than the risk of the pipes getting jammed and ruining their hard-won exit route. Many experts doubted whether encasing the entire shaft was even possible. Health Minister Jaime Manalich said the miners' anxiety is growing about starting their rescue, an operation that should take about a day-and-a-half to complete as they are pulled out one by one in a specially built capsule. Manalich also confirmed that a list has been drawn up suggesting the order in which the 33 miners should be rescued. The final order will be determined by a Navy special forces paramedic who will be lowered into the mine to prepare the men for their journey. The completion of the escape shaft thrilled Chileans, who have come to see the rescue drama as a test of the nation's character and pride. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fcfe184dd66f40444b6d4d5d69adb3e3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chilean Miner Story.wmv
@supermanzladii Heres a video about the 33 Chilean Miners thanx to Matt Maher for the inspirational song ^_^ Wikipedia for the information based on Chile, and another website for the timeline the miners spent below the surface of the Earth.
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The Conversation: Chile Miners and Your Mind
Why the story of the Chilean Miners has drawn global attention.
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Efforts to keep alive 33 miners trapped in mine for 4 weeks
(5 Sep 2010) SHOTLIST 1. Wide exterior of families camp site, next to collapsed mine 2. Security at camp 3. Mid of families' tents 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alberto Avalos, relative of miners, Florencio and Renan Avalos Silva: "You know, today is the month anniversary, initially we thought this would take 15 or 20 days, maximum. But now we know that it's a long term project, that we have two or three months ahead. We already have one month of waiting and we are not very calm. It is hard to imagine it, being 700 and something metres underground, being buried down there, a month...yes, things become more complicated." 5. Wide of Avalos family tent 6. Mid of relatives in their tents 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) No name given, sister of trapped miner: "My feelings are the same since the first day, a sad feeling because they are down there and also a happy feeling because they are fighting to get them out. So while they are down there, we will be up here supporting them one way or another, giving them strength, they feel that we are here giving them strength. Yesterday I got a letter from my brother saying he's happy to know that we are here and that it gives them courage." 8. Wide of the hill with 33 flags to mark the trapped miners 9. Mid of flags 10. Wide of drilling machines working 11. Mid of a Drill T-130, which was due to start working on Sunday 12. Close up of Drill Strata 950, which has been drilling for a week 13. Pan of both machines 14. Wide of site STORYLINE The families of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground after a shaft collapsed at the mine in Copiapo where they were working marked the one month anniversary of their ordeal on Sunday. On August 5, a landslide at the gold and copper mine in the Atacama desert caused a tunnel to collapse and entombed the men more than 2,200 feet (67.6 metres) below ground. It took 17 days for rescuers to make their first contact with the miners and find out they were all alive and well. Families have been holding a vigil by camping out close to the mine, sending messages to their loved ones to keep their spirits up. On Saturday they managed to talk via a video link with their relatives below ground. A miner's sister, who is living at the camp, said she got a letter from her brother saying that he's "happy to know that we are here and that it gives them courage." Alberto Avalos, who has two relatives trapped, Florencio and Renan Avalos Silva, said that he couldn't imagine what they were going through. "It is hard to imagine it, being 700 and something metres underground, being buried down there, a month...yes, things become more complicated," he said. Back up drills were also on site to help dig the vital rescue tunnel. Doctors, psychologists, authorities and relatives have avoided - on purpose - mentioning how many weeks or months the rescue will take in any communication they have had with the trapped miners. Engineers estimated that digging a tunnel big enough to extract the miners could take up to four months if everything goes according to plan. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ea7333f4d511d631d8790f2f26f0eb24 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chile mine,massive drill arrives onsite
25 August 2010 Last updated at 22:56 Chile's trapped miners told to exercise and diet Supplies to be sent down to miners The miners are being supplied with glucose and rehydration tablets The 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground are being put on a special regimen to ensure they survive what could be months underground. The programme is also meant to ensure they are fit enough to be pulled up the rescue shaft being drilled for them. The shaft will be about 66cm (26 inches) wide and reach about 700m (765 yards) below ground. The men, trapped since 5 August, have not been told that their rescue could take up to four months. Continue reading the main story Related stories * Realism amid elation at Chile mine drama * In pictures: Chileans rejoice and pray Officials have avoided telling the men out of concern for their psychological welfare. The miners have urged all efforts to be made to free them by 18 September, Chile's Independence Day. Chile's health minister said the surface team wants the trapped miners to set up routines, entertain themselves and attempt to simulate day and night. "The space they're in actually has about two kilometres [1.24 miles] of galleries to walk around in," said Dr Jaime Manalich. The BBC's Gideon Long says parts for a massive drill are arriving on site "We're hoping to define a secure area where they can establish various places - one for resting and sleeping, one for diversion, one for food, another for work." The US space agency Nasa has been called upon for its expertise keeping astronauts alive and well on long missions. The miners, who spent 17 days surviving on emergency supplies designed for a couple of days, have been receiving glucose and rehydration tablets lowered down a narrow shaft. Other supplies included small lights, eye patches and medicine. An intercom cable has been dropped to them for communications. The leader of the trapped miners pleaded with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera to get them "out of this hell". Days of growing despair turned to jubilation on Sunday when rescuers made contact with the miners via a probe lowered into the mine. The miners were trapped when the main access tunnel collapsed at the San Jose mine in Copiapo, about 725km (450 miles) north of the capital, Santiago. They are located 7km (4.5 miles) into the winding mine, where they are sheltering in a 50 sq m side-chamber off one of the main passages. President Pinera has said every effort will be made to rescue the men. graphic
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Relatives send notes, more equipment arrives, minister
(25 Aug 2010) SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Rescue worker writing message on capsule being sent down to miners 2. Wide of miners' relatives clapping, holding Chilean flag 3. Wide of truck carrying drill driving through applauding crowd 4. Relatives clapping 5. Wide of camp 6. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Laurence Golborne, Chilean Mining Minister: "It is a process which is moving forwards, where the doctors are establishing with each individual at this stage what their condition is from a physical and psychological point of view, in order to move forward to the next step. As has been said, they're stable and have received letters of support." 7. Crowd walking through camp 8. Soldiers standing with relatives 9. Various of woman reading letter by torchlight STORYLINE Rescue workers and relatives at Chile's San Jose mine cheered the arrival on Tuesday of the last piece of an enormous machine with diamond-tipped drills that will try to rescue 33 miners who have been trapped deep underground for 19 days. The machine, carried on a truck festooned with Chilean flags, is capable of carving a 26-inch (66-centimetre) -wide tunnel through solid rock and boring at about 65 feet (20 metres). It was donated by the state-owned Codelco copper company. Just setting it up will take at least three more days. The miners have settled in for a long wait until a tunnel wide enough to pull them out can be carved through a half-mile of solid rock. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera vowed not to abandon the trapped miners in a telephone conversation Tuesday afternoon with Luis Urzua, the 54-year-old shift foreman who has been the miners' leader. The miners were plunged into darkness by the August 5 collapse of the main shaft of a gold and silver mine that runs like a corkscrew for more than 4 miles (7 kilometres) under a barren mountain in northern Chile's Atacama Desert. They gained contact with the outside world Sunday when rescuers drilled a narrow bore-hole down to their living-room-sized shelter after seven failed attempts. The miners said they conserved the use of their helmet lamps, their only source of light other than a handful of vehicles whose engines contaminate the air supply. They fired up a bulldozer to carve into a natural water deposit, but otherwise minimised using the vehicles. The miners can still reach many chambers and access ramps in the lower reaches of the mine, and have used a separate area some distance from their reinforced emergency refuge as their bathroom. But they have mostly stayed in the refuge, where they knew rescuers would try to reach them. The room has become stiflingly hot and stuffy. Leaving it allows them to breathe better air, but wandering too far is risky in the unstable mine, which has suffered several rock collapses since the initial accident. Rescue efforts advanced considerably on Tuesday as a third bore-hole prepared to break through to the miners, and a huge machine arrived from central Chile for carving a tunnel just wide enough for the miners to be pulled out one-by-one. Andres Sougarret, the rescue effort's leader, estimated it would take three to four months to get the men out. Meanwhile, three 6-inch-wide (15-centimetre) shafts will serve as the miners' "umbilical cords" - one for supplies, another for communications and a third to guarantee their air supply. A steady flow of emergency supplies was sent down Tuesday in a rocket-shaped metal tube called a "paloma," Spanish for dove. The paloma is 5� feet (1.6 metres) long and takes a full hour to descend through the bore-hole. entrance, where cold nights end in a chilly fog. There's a bonfire to keep warm, and barbecue and other food donated by the local government in a common tent. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7030195f0fa176d5d2a0e816dbbca529 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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