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2010 Copiapó mining accident

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Flashback: How The Chilean Miners Rescue Happened | NBC Nightly News

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The First Chilean Miner Is Rescued

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Remarkable Footage from Inside the Chilean Mine

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Chilean mining accident: new footage

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How the Chilean Miners Got Trapped Deep Underground - Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story [1/5]

The 2010 Copiapó mining accident, also known then as the "Chilean mining accident", began on Thursday, 5 August 2010 with a cave-in at the San José copper–gold mine, located in the Atacama Desert 45 kilometers (28 mi) north of the regional capital of Copiapó, in northern Chile. Thirty-three men, trapped 700 meters (2,300 ft) underground and 5 kilometers (3 mi) from the mine's entrance via spiraling underground ramps, were rescued after 69 days.
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  • Background 

  • Collapse 

  • Initial search 

  • Survival 

  • Health of the trapped miners 

  • Religious aspects 

  • Tent city and the families 

  • Rescue plans 

  • Rescue operation ''San Lorenzo'' 

  • Timeline of events 

  • Reaction to the rescue 

  • Miners post-rescue 

  • Legacy and aftermath 

  • Books 

  • Film