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# Trapped Miners

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# shandong
Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.
# Rescue
28 miners rescued after underground ordeal
The gold miners had been trapped in underground chambers after a fire in the New Zealand mine.
# China
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.
# Trapped Miners
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 Miners
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 Miners
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.
# New Zealand
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.
# The Great Escape
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.
# The Great Escape
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.
# The Great Escape
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…
# Chilean Miners
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.
# Trapped Miners
Drill pierces roof of Chilean mine
Drill breaks through room of workshop 624m underground, meaning a rescue could be imminent.
# Chile
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.
# Trapped Miners
First baby born to trapped Chilean miner
Some good news for miners trapped underground for 40 days.
# Chile
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.
# Trapped Miners
Chilean miners in good spirits (video)
Miners record special messages for their anxious relatives, as one family says it will sue mine owners.
# Trapped Miners
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.
# Trapped Miners
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.
# Trapped Miners
Chilean miners trapped for 17 days send out message
Thirty-three miners still alive after accident on 5 August.