Miners test escape capsule
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Chile miners' escape capsule tested

12 October 2010 Last updated at 03:48 BST

Chilean rescue workers have successfully tested an escape capsule that will be used to hoist 33 trapped miners to the surface.

Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said a test of the capsule was carried out to see what effects it had on the rock and the metal container.

The evacuation of the mine is expected to start in around 24 hours.