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Chile releases new footage of trapped miners waiting for rescue

08-03-2011 11:21 BJT

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New footage filmed by trapped miners in Chile as they awaited rescue almost one year ago has been released.

The new footage released by Chilean authorities was recorded on a small video-camera by the miners. It shows the men resting and writing letters to family while others work to clear the rubble from the drilling of the machines coming to their rescue. Most appear to be in good spirits.

On August 5th last year, an explosion in the copper and gold mine of San Jose, in the northern town of Copiapo, trapped the 33 miners almost half a mile underground. They were all rescued 70 days later. The rescue was broadcast live to the world.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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