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Chile Mining Minister speakes to trapped miners

08-24-2010 15:42 BJT Special Report:Chile Rescues Miners Trapped Underground |

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Chile's Mining Minister, Laurence Golborne, has spoken to the 33 trapped miners. He has assured them more help is on the way.

Through a newly installed communications system, each of the men spoke and reported feeling hungry but well, except for one with a stomach problem.

It has been 17 days since a landslide at the gold and copper mine caused a tunnel to collapse and trapped them more than 700 meters below ground.

As engineers work to reinforce the bore hole to the tunnel, doctors and psychologists are trying to safeguard the mental health of the miners.

They say they're implementing a plan that includes keeping the miners informed and busy.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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