Some of the trapped miners
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Trapped Chile miners: one month on

Relatives of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have held a ceremony to mark one month since the mineshaft collapsed.

They sounded horns and whistles as a flag for each miner was planted in the ground at the estimated time the cave-in happened on 5 August.

The trapped miners are still waiting to find out exactly when they'll be rescued.

Engineers are working frantically above to reach them, and are developing other options in case their first plan doesn't work. In the meantime, their families can only wait.

Gideon Long reports.

  • 06 Sep 2010
  • From the section World
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