Chile miners: Supplying the miners
The supply lifeline
A hole not much wider than a coffee cup has proved a lifeline to the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile since 5th August. Here we show a selection of items that have been sent down tubes nicknamed 'palomas' or 'doves'.
Supply cannisters are loaded
Rescuers send supplies down a borehole in 'palomas'
Miners unload tubes and distribute contents