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Miners may get reprieve

<strong>COPIAPO, CHILE. </strong>Rescuers could free 33 miners weeks earlier thanexpected as drills work around the clock to bore an escape shaft to themen trapped underground for 47 days.

COPIAPO, CHILE. Rescuers could free 33 miners weeks earlier than expected as drills work around the clock to bore an escape shaft to the men trapped underground for 47 days.


Rapid progress by three drills has improved the chances of reaching the miners in October instead of November as first thought, a senior official in the challenging rescue operation said yesterday.

 
 
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