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# Trapped Miners

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Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.
28 miners rescued after underground ordeal
The gold miners had been trapped in underground chambers after a fire in the New Zealand mine.
At least 21 killed in gas explosion at Chinese mine
A gas leaks sparks an underground explosion at a mine in the Yunnan province, with around two dozen more miners trapped.
Fourth and final body found at Welsh mine
Police in Wales have confirmed that the bodies of four miners missing since Thursday have been found and recovered.
Chilean copper miners' drama set for silver screen
The story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped for ten weeks last year is to be made into a major Hollywood movie.
Chilean mine collapse report blames owners
The mining accident which trapped 33 men below ground for 72 days has been blamed on poor regulation and inadequate safety measures.
Rescue of New Zealand miners delayed over second explosion fear
Authorities in New Zealand have been forced to put rescue efforts on hold as they test the air-quality underground.
In pictures: the Chilean rescue, as it unfolded
The world feared they were dead – and will never forget how they lived. Relive the rescue in pictures.
Timeline of a truly great escape
One by one, the stepped into the light. A minute-by-minute account of the how the rescue unfolded.
Seeing the light: 33 miners freed after ten-week torture
They scheduled 48 hours: it took only 25 to release the 33 miners and the six rescuers who went to help them.
Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best
As the countdown to the rescue of 33 miners begins in Chile, the men’s partners start their own preparations…
Chile: what happens next?
The countdown to the rescue of the Chilean miners is finally underway. Here’s how the next 48 hours are likely to play out.
Drill pierces roof of Chilean mine
Drill breaks through room of workshop 624m underground, meaning a rescue could be imminent.
Rescue teams hope to rescue Chilean miners tomorrow
A giant diamond-tipped drill is now just 40m away from the trapped men – but there’s new safety concerns.
First baby born to trapped Chilean miner
Some good news for miners trapped underground for 40 days.
Will you be mine?: Sending his love up the well
The Chilean miners speak to their loved ones for the first time – and one proposes.
Chilean miners in good spirits (video)
Miners record special messages for their anxious relatives, as one family says it will sue mine owners.
Chile looks to the skies to keep its miners safe
Authorities ask NASA for tips on how to keep the 33 miners amused while they wait for rescue.
Families of trapped miners told to keep it upbeat
Relatives are asked to help keep trapped men optimistic, as they may be in Chilean mine for four months.
Chilean miners trapped for 17 days send out message
Thirty-three miners still alive after accident on 5 August.