Chile's president Sebastian Pinera stands with chief supervisor Luis Urzua
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Last miner joins Chilean President for national anthem

Chile's president Sebastian Pinera and Luis Urzua, the last miner out the mine, have led a rendition of the national anthem.

President Pinera was waiting at the head of the 624m (2,047ft) rescue shaft at 2155 on Wednesday (0055 GMT on Thursday), when the capsule carrying Mr Urzua emerged to jubilant cheers, songs and applause. Rescuers quickly wrapped him in the flag of Chile.

Mr Urzua and 32 other miners were trapped deep underground for 69 days.

  • 14 Oct 2010
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