On August 5, the main tunnel of a Chilean mine collapsed, trapping 33 miners underground longer than than any miners who ever survived a collapse. That's the good news. The bad news: they may be there another four months.
Seventeen days after the collapse, and after several previously failed attempts, rescuers finally succeeded in drilling a 12-centimetre bore hole to a rescue station deep in the mine. When the drill was brought back to the surface, notes were attached stating that the workers were alive. All of them.
So the plan now is to drill a bore hole from the surface of the San Jose copper and gold mine to where the miners have found refuge, almost 700 metres below, while additional bore holes are being drilled to provide them with food, air, water and love letters.
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