August 22nd, 2010
04:44 PM ET

Miners trapped for weeks are alive, Chilean president says

Thirty-three miners who were trapped in a Chilean mine more than two weeks ago are alive inside a shelter, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Sunday.

Rescuers retrieved an undated note from the mine that said that all of the miners were alive, he said. The note was tied to a probe that rescuers sent into the mine, authorities said.

The miners have been trapped since the mine caved in on August 5.


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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Good thing Chile's government doesn't have depraved and utterly corrupt Potty'ticians like Republican minority leaders McConnell, Boehner or Republican Senior energy advisor Joe Barton or Chile would be apologizing to the mine officials and the trapped miners would be told 'you are on your own'.

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