SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - Chile's 33 trapped miners finally
have a way out.
A drill broke through to their cavern more than 2,000 feet (624
meters) underground, creating a shaft just wide enough for a
specially designed escape capsule to pass through.
The sound of the siren that signalled the breakthrough thrilled
the miners' families and spread joy across a nation that sees the
rescue drama as a test of Chile's character.
President Sebastian Pinera says what might have been a tragedy
has become a blessing. A record 66 days have passed since their
gold and copper mine collapsed above them, and the 33 miners are
now just days away from reaching the outside world.
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