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by Chris Workman for The News Portal at 1:15pm on 10th of October 2010

The long, underground ordeal of the thirty-three trapped Chilean miners looks likely to be over on Wednesday. The mining minister has said that the construction of the evacuation tunnel should be complete within a few days.

There were joyous scenes across the country at the news that the mens’ plight, which began on 5 August, could be finished soon.

The tunnel has been drilled, but part of it must be strengthened and made safe before they can finally be brought back above ground.

If it does happen on Wednesday, it should prove to be a day of great celebrations for those involved, and for the many people over the world who have followed this story since it started several months ago.

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Miners plan how to make most of their survival story
The Independent - 6:00pm Monday 11th of October 2010
First they want to hug their loved ones. Then they’ll party. Finally, once the dust has settled and their hangovers have cleared, the 33 men who will have survived being trapped inside a Chilean min ...
CHILE: Chile announces timetable for trapped miners' rescue
France 24 - 6:00pm Monday 11th of October 2010
Rescue teams will begin the evacuation of 33 trapped Chilean miners at midnight on Tuesday, Chilean authorities have announced after engineers successfully tested a specially designed rescue capsule. ...
Chile mine rescue tests 'a success'
London Evening Standard - 5:57pm Monday 11th of October 2010
The Chilean mine rescue team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. ...
Chile reveals mine rescue timing
BBC - 5:55pm Monday 11th of October 2010
An attempt to rescue 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground could begin at midnight on Tuesday (0300 GMT). ...
Chile mine rescue tests 'a success'
Mirror - 5:30pm Monday 11th of October 2010
The Chilean mine rescue team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. ...
Chile mine rescue tests 'a success'
Surrey Herald - 5:05pm Monday 11th of October 2010
The Chilean mine rescue team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. ...
Chile mine rescue tests 'a success'
Skelmersdale Advertiser - 5:05pm Monday 11th of October 2010
The Chilean mine rescue team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. ...
Uploaded on Aug 23 2010  Chile's President Sebastian Pinera holds a note from miners trapped in a collapsed mine in Copiapo, Chile, on August 22, 2010. The note says the miners, 33 of them, are OK in a refuge. Trapped since August 5, it may take several months to free them.  UPI Photo via Newscom

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