San Jose mine in Chile
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Chile rescue operation is stepped up

Three drills are now digging separate escape tunnels to reach trapped mineworkers in Chile and it is hoped the timetable for the rescue operation might be shortening.

The 33 men have now been underground for nearly seven weeks in the San Jose colliery.

The BBC's Gideon Long reports.

  • 23 Sep 2010
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