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Chilean miners emerge from the rubble

Laurence Golborne, the mining minister of Chile, talks with the media about the T-130 drilling machine

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Laurence Golborne, the mining minister of Chile, tells the media about the T-130 drilling machine after it finally reached the underground shelter of the trapped miners in the San Jose mine. The national crisis began when 700,000 tons of rock collapsed on Aug. 5, sealing the 33 in the lower reaches of the mine. For 17 days after that, no one even knew whether the miners had survived.