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Topic - Laurence Golborne
The first of 33 trapped miners is expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after miraculously surviving more than two months about a half mile below ground, Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne announced Tuesday.
Rescuers on Monday reinforced the hole drilled to bring 33 trapped miners to safety and then successfully lowered a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the men are trapped, showing the escape route works.
A drilling rig punched through to the underground purgatory where 33 miners have been trapped for 66 agonizing days under the Chilean desert, raising cheers, tears and hopes on Saturday.
The lawyer for a military commander who flew Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries around Canada said Thursday his client will plead guilty to murder, sexual assaults and dozens of breaking and entering charges.
Thirty-three men stuck far underground are now the longest-trapped miners in recent history as a huge drill begins digging a planned escape route.
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — The first of 33 trapped miners is expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after miraculously surviving more than two months about a half mile below ground, Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne announced Tuesday.
"There is no need to try to start guessing what could go wrong. We have done that job," a confident Mr. Golborne said. "We have hundreds of different contingencies."