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Chilean miner: 'I was alive but I was dead'

When 33 Chilean miners emerged after being trapped underground for 69 days, they made a pact not to speak about what had happened below ground level.

Now six of them have revealed what they went through during their first 17 days - when no-one outside knew if they were alive.

READ MORE: Director Angus Macqueen on how he got access to the miners

Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive was broadcast on Friday 12 August on BBC Two at 2100 BST and is available online (UK only) for 7 days on iPlayer.

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