Remember the ordeal of the 33 miners who were trapped for 70 days in the San José copper mine in northern Chile in 2010? They came together again to film a moving video in support of Chile’s national soccer team playing in the World Cup Brazil 2014.
"We are well in the refuge, the 33" said the message written in red ink which announced to the world exactly a year ago that the miners trapped for 17 days at a depth of more than 600 meters in a copper mine in northern Chile were alive.
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The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners has captured the attention of the world for several weeks. With just three days passed since the miners were saved, Hollywood has already begun deals to produce a motion picture on their heroic tale.
The letters sent by relatives of some of the Chilean workers trapped underground are being retained by authorities because of concerns about psychological impact. This is causing uncertainty and upsetting the miners.
Message of the Chilean miners telling the world that they were still alive after 17 days trapped underground.
President Piñera with Minister of Mining Laurence Golborne besides him, surrounded by elated relatives, shows the message sent by the miners from their refuge 700 meters deep: "We are well in the refuge, all 33".
Government of Chile
President Piñera reviews the video captured by rescuers showing the face of one of the miners trapped for 17 days nearly 700 meters underground. The miner's father recognized him by the eyebrows, eyes and nose.