Fri, October 15, 2010

Chile mine rescue

Chile to punish those responsible for mine accident

Chile says it will prosecute those responsible for the mine collapse that trapped 33 miners for more than two months before being freed Wednesday. Full story

BACKGROUNDER

Timeline of miners' 2 months underground

The timeline of the ordeal of 33 Chelian miners being trapped underground, one of the major mining accidents in Chile's history.

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Focus

Chile to punish those responsible for mine accident

2010-10-15 05:01:46 GMT Xinhua English SAN JOSE MINE, Chile, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chile says it will prosecute those responsible for the mine collapse that trapped 33 miners for more than two months before being freed Wednesday.

First three miners leave Chile hospital for home

2010-10-15 02:54:10 GMT SINA.com COPIAPO, Chile – The first three of the 33 miners rescued from a mine in Chile after 69 days left a hospital after receiving the green light from doctors to head home, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Chile's rescued miners recover, offers pour in

2010-10-15 00:53:14 GMT SINA.com COPIAPO, Chile – Chile's 33 rescued miners recovered from their two-month ordeal on Thursday as the offers and gifts that go along with their new celebrity status started to roll in, including an invitation to Graceland.

As Chile celebrates, mine's future in question

2010-10-14 14:40:04 GMT SINA.com Chileans reveled Thursday in the stunning glory and jubilation of a record-setting mine rescue. As the celebration fades, however, several key questions await resolution.

More Chile miners to leave hospital

2010-10-15 07:35:03 GMT SINA.com More of the 33 rescued miners in Chile are poised to leave hospital despite spending more than two months trapped underground.

Rescue of Chilean miners begins

2010-10-13 07:09:20 GMT SINA.com The first of 33 trapped Chilean miners is brought to the surface safely.

Chile rescuers test run capsule

2010-10-12 10:27:18 GMT SINA.com Rescuers conducted a successful test on Monday of the capsule that will lift 33 miners trapped underground in Chile to safety.

End in sight for trapped miners

2010-10-12 02:02:40 GMT SINA.com 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.

Rescue order men pulled from Chilean mine

2010-10-14 03:00:23 GMT SINA.com In order, the men pulled from the San Jose mine in Chile, with some details on each:

Miners' kin struggle with jealousy, rivalries

2010-10-12 13:03:03 GMT SINA.com The dusty curve fronting the copper and gold mine where 33 men have been trapped alive underground since early August may be called "Camp Hope."

After long ordeal, Chile miners prepare to leave

2010-10-11 02:40:04 GMT SINA.com Engineers have rushed to reinforce a shaft through which to hoist 33 men trapped over two months down a mine in Chile, as the men below argued over who should be let up first.

Tense final hours ahead for Chilean miners

2010-10-10 23:28:14 GMT SINA.com SAN JOSE MINE, Chile – A smooth-walled path to daylight awaited 33 trapped miners Sunday as they entered the tense final hours of a two-month odyssey christened in the terror of collapsing rock deep under a Chilean mountain.