The BBC's Tim Willcox in Chile
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Chile medics ready for miners' rescue

The top 90m (295ft) of an escape shaft at Chile's San Jose mine has been fully lined with metal tubing, reports say.

A winch and pulley will be installed and the shaft tested before the operation to extract the 33 trapped miners can begin, but there are concerns about the health of some of the miners after more than two months underground.

The BBC's Tim Willcox is on location in Copiapo and has been speaking to Dr Franco Utile, who will be in charge of emergency first aid for the miners when they finally emerge.

  • 11 Oct 2010
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