Chilean authorities prep trapped miners for long rescue operation
Miners are trapped from 5th of august and it will take 3 to 4 month to dig the tunnel to bring them out by that time they have to stay there food supply has restored to them
SANTIAGO, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Health Minister Jaime Manalich said Wednesday that they are trying to keep the 33 trapped miners mentally and physically healthy to facilitate their rescue, which could take three to four months.
The miners were plunged into darkness by the Aug. 5 collapse of a copper mine under a barren mountain in northern Chile's Atacama desert.
They lived on what was supposed to be a two-day emergency food supply under the mine when rescuers finally reached them 17 days later.