Chilean Miners Preparing For Escape at Long Last

The wait is almost over for 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 10 long weeks. The miners are expected to be pulled to the surface today one by one on a pulley-system. Laurence Golborne, Chile's Minister of Mines, said at a press conference today that the rescue will begin at around 8 p.m. Eastern time. Officials "hope to have at least one of our miners on the surface" before midnight, Golborne said. The concrete foundation of the winch system has hardened, officials said. Once the...Full Story
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