April 11th, 2012
04:22 AM ET

Peru president says rescue of miners could be Wednesday

Peru's president asked a group of miners trapped in a mine in southern Peru to stay patient and try to be in good spirits as workers feverishly tried to rescue them Wednesday morning.

Talking through a hose placed in the collapsed cavern, President Ollanta Humala tried to assure the nine trapped men that they could be free in several hours, Peru's state-run Andina news agency reported.

The miners have been stuck since Thursday in the wildcat Cabeza de Negro mine in southern Peru.

A cave-in over the weekend slowed progress.


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  1. samson

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  2. banasy©

    Our friend leeintulsa passed away last night.
    He was only 44.
    He will be greatly missed.
    My sympathy to his children, and to his gf Kelly.
    He was one of the good ones.

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