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Engineers start drilling rescue shaft to Chilean miners

Engineers in Chile have started drilling a shaft, more than 2000 feet deep, to rescue 33 miners trapped underground.

The men have been stuck in the collapsed, San Jose mine, for the last three weeks.

The rescue shaft drilling is likely to take three to four months.

The BBC's James Reynolds sent this report from the scene.

  • 30 Aug 2010
  • From the section World