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Chile says rescue could happen by November

09-26-2010 08:36 BJT Special Report:Chile Rescues Miners Trapped Underground |

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Chilean officials say the rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in the San Jose mine could take place as early as November. The Chilean government has arranged all kinds of facilities to speed up the rescue work.

An official claims the government has made every arrangement to bring the miners safely to the surface.

It's been reported that all precautions are in place to treat the miners once they are removed from the mine. The country's Minister of Health commented on how long the rescue would take once the tunnel is finished.

Jaime Manalich, Minister of Health, said, "The minimum time allotment for this process will be one day. If for any technical or medical reasons we face complications, this process may take more time but we are prepared for this."

Chile's Mining Minister has ordered that a rescue capsule must be ready within 10 to 12 days after they decide on a final design.

Each capsule will be equipped with tanks to provide oxygen, an internal harness to prevent injury and a wireless communication system. As time passes, the miners' anxiety has become evident, with more questions asked each time they hear the drilling stop.


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