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End in sight for trapped miners

2010-10-12 02:02:40 GMT2010-10-12 10:02:40 (Beijing Time)

The waiting game in Chile. The families and loved ones of the 33 trapped miners find comfort in letters and each other -- as the wait for good news continues over two months after the gold and copper mine caved-in half a mile underground.

"I want a shrine to stay here, a big, nice shrine where people can come and where the families can give thanks to God, the Virgin and all the other saints who gave us our families back. That they are doing well and all alive is a very remarkable miracle."

Now the light at the end of the tunnel. Mining minister Laurence Golborne says the trapped men could be coming out as soon as Tuesday at midnight.

With the rescue drawing closer, technicians dismantled and took away the Plan B drill, the machine credited with much of the success in the rescue operation so far.

Friends and family lined the route, smiling, crying and applauding as a truck carrying the drill made its way slowly from the mine.

For the families, living in a place they call camp hope, the waiting game continues but now there may be an end in sight.

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