Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Workers began to cover the first 96 meters of the evacuation tube with steel tubes for the 33 trapped miners who remained trapped since last 5 August, 2,300 feet below the ground at the San Jose mine, in Copiapo, north of Chile, 10 October 2010. According to the Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne the beginning of the rescue is still planned for next Wednesday, 13 October, as well that to take out the 33 miners would take about 48 hours. EPA/Danny Alveal