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Rescue equipment ready for trapped miners

09-27-2010 08:40 BJT Special Report:Chile Rescues Miners Trapped Underground |

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In Chile, the families of 33 trapped miners have new hope as rescue efforts gather pace. The pipes that will form the tunnel for the rescue capsule to bring the miners to the surface, have arrived.

The capsule will pull the miners out, one at a time. Its bottom holds three tanks of compressed air, more than enough for the expected 15 to 20 minutes journey to the surface.

Removing the men will start once the rescue holes being drilled reach them. The government says, that should happen by early November - or sooner if all goes well. The miners have been trapped deep underground since August 5th.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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