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Chilean miners now near rescue

The first of Chile’s 33 trapped miners may be free by Saturday, more than two months after a mine accident stranded the workers, an official aiding the rescue efforts said.

SANTIAGO – The first of Chile’s 33 trapped miners may be free by Saturday, more than two months after a mine accident stranded the workers, an official aiding the rescue efforts said.
The second of three rescue shafts being drilled has reached a depth of 1,700 feet after a drill bit was changed this week, said Eugenio Eguiguren, international vice president of Geotec Boyles Bros.

 
 
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