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After 17 Days, Trapped Chilean Miners Send Note They're Alive

World  (tags: Chilean miners, alive, Chile, mine, underground, workers )

- 3131 days ago -
Thirty-three miners trapped underground in Chile sent a note on Sunday saying they are alive, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly three weeks since the mine collapsed, but officials cautioned it could take months to rescue the workers.


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Molly Lemen (52)
Sunday August 22, 2010, 11:47 pm
i wish them the best and hope they make it out alive. I keep them and their families in my thoughts.

gail dair (0)
Monday August 23, 2010, 4:33 am
noted ty

Alice C (1797)
Monday August 23, 2010, 6:20 am
Good to hear..may they be home safe and sound soon.

Sharon S (31)
Monday August 23, 2010, 9:07 am
Welcome news indeed!

Michael Masley (4)
Monday August 23, 2010, 11:34 am
noted and bless them

linda b (186)
Monday August 23, 2010, 12:53 pm
I pray they will get them out ok. Thank you Anna.

Hannah H (98)
Monday August 23, 2010, 4:07 pm
Good news!!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday August 23, 2010, 7:27 pm
Great news , hope it wont be too long before they are reunited with their families !!!

Ariel P (48)
Monday August 23, 2010, 8:14 pm
Good news so far, but there are worries about the miners going crazy by the long wait, as long as 4 months. Hopefully help can reach them much sooner than that.

Thanks for posting the story, Anna

greenplanet e (155)
Monday August 23, 2010, 8:15 pm
Hope they can be freed soon... heard they will have a long wait.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 23, 2010, 10:34 pm
Isn't it wonderful?! They've still got a ways to go until they feel sunshine on their skin, I'm SO hoping they make it!

Joy W (100)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:49 am
That' s good news, Hope they are rescued quickly.

MmAway M (522)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:21 pm
Goodness, Anna, I have been following this, prayers coming at em!

Found out that is going to take a long time...please keep me updated..

Not tracking and let me know, I totally care!

Fran Hazid (6)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:46 pm
What great news. It's going to take a long time to get them out, I hope they all make it by Xmas.
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