Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trapped Chilean Miners

In case you haven't heard, 33 men have been trapped over two months down a mine in Chile. They have been trapped deep beneath the desert floor after a partial collapse that blocked the mine exit, surviving longer than anyone has before under similar circumstances.

For weeks the men were feared dead. But on August 22 they attached a note to a drill bit that had broken through to the chamber where they had taken shelter, saying they were all alive, well and awaiting rescue. That day is [finally] almost upon them. Below is an image that pretty much summarizes this unfortunate event, including the rescue plan. God bless them!

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26 comments:

  1. how have they survived that long?

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  2. Jesus flakes...why the fuck does this shit keep happening??? CAPITALISSSMMMM! *shakes fist*

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  4. I could not imagine being trapped that far underground for that long... no shower, no toilet, not knowing whether they will be rescued... how much can a man take?

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  5. saw the news sometime ago. i really feel bad for those guys. they're only working there to feed their families.

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  6. i hope they get taken care of financially and never have to go into a mine again...

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  7. omg finally, they have been down there for soooo long!! i would lose it

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  8. Been following this for a while. Hope all goes well.

    100 million bucks says a movie will be made about it.

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  9. I hope they get out ok and can actually go on and continue their lives.

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  10. I couldn't read all of this....I lost a friend in a mine a few years ago....i hope they get these men out in time =(

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  11. glad they are coming out. they were going to have to wait till christmas. thanks for the picture. I never knew what they looked like or their setup.

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  12. I feel sorry for those guys, I hope they can overcome that bad experience.

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  13. sucks to be them man. Amazed they're still alive after all this.

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  14. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  15. Wow, glad it's almost over. Following and looking forward to more.

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  16. How did they survive that long? Hopefully, they will be in good health with their families soon.

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  17. oh yea... these are the guys with the hotel service in a mine shaft. ha.

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