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29 September 2010 :: 13:09:21 pm 41360

Chilean Rescue Team Reaches Halfway Mark Ahead of Schedule

The Chilean rescue team are preparing to bring up the first of the miners as progress on the rescue shafts continue faster than expected.
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Chile, 29 September 2010: Relatives of the Chilean miners trapped underground for nearly two months are celebrating news of the drill’s rapid advance with hopes that they could be rescued sooner than originally thought.

Rescuers say that one of their drills has successfully cut through 50 meters (164ft) of rock in 24 hours and could be ready to bring the men out by the middle of October providing they do not run into any problems which could delay the rescue to early November as originally suggested.

One of the three drills ‘T-130’ has drilled down 300meters (984ft) of the 680 meter rock that separates the surface from the miners which is said to be the best due to the continuity of the operation.  Relatives who have camped out since the incident on 5th August cheered as the news was announced.

A steel capsule is standing by on the surface, ready to bring up the miners through the narrow shaft once the digging is complete to a field hospital that is being set up to give the men medical attention as and when they are brought up.

Construction work has started on a platform large enough to accommodate up to 1,000 reporters from around the world who are expected to report on the rescue as the miners are brought up to the surface.

Cristian Barra, the Interior Ministry Cabinet Chief stated that all the elements for the rescue are being put in place to be ready in 15 days to complete the rescue at any time. “This does not mean it will happen in 15 days, but all the installations, the hospital, the medical team, the meeting point- everything required will be prepared.”

Reggie Colbeck

Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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