Rescue Workers Rush To Reinforce Escape Tunnel To Free 33 Trapped Miners In Chile

EPA/CEZARO DE LUCAWorkers began to cover the first 96 meters of the evacuation tube with steel tubes for the 33 trapped miners who remained trapped since Aug. 5. SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE — Rescue workers today rushed to reinforce an...

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