Chile disaster mine up for sale

2013-08-04 22:10

The Chilean mine that was the scene of a spectacular rescue of 33 trapped miners three years ago is being sold, a newspaper has said.

Chile miner rescued after 52 hours

2013-03-27 15:01

A Chilean miner has been rescued unharmed after being trapped underground for 52 hours in the northern Atacama region, where 33 miners were dramatically retrieved in August 2010.

Chile's 33 miners still not 'safe'

2012-08-05 17:32

Two years have passed since the day 33 workers were trapped deep inside a Chilean mine for more than two months, and many of the rescued men are still in limbo.

Chilean miner awaits US movie, book

2011-08-18 12:29

The 33 rescued Chilean miners have gone back to leading ordinary lives after the initial wave of publicity, but this may change with a Hollywood movie and book deals on the cards.

I want my note back, Chilean miner says

2011-05-13 10:28

The Chilean miner who penned the famous note informing the world that he and 32 colleagues trapped deep underground were alive wants his note back from the president.

Chilean miners almost ate each other - book

2011-02-15 09:47

A recently published book claims the trapped Chilean miners had contemplated suicide and were days away from cannibalism before rescuers made contact with them.

Rescued Chile miners mulling future

2011-01-03 14:02

Some of the 33 miners who were trapped underground are thinking of becoming fruit sellers or motivational speakers, while others may go back to the pits.

Chilean miners named 'team of the year'

2010-12-28 20:23

The 33 Chilean miners who survived 69 days trapped underground before emerging to the surface have been named the team of the year by The Times newspaper.

N Zealand mine blast rescue stalled

2010-11-19 14:05

Desperate efforts to reach miners missing after an explosion tore through an underground mine in New Zealand have stalled as fears of another blast frustrate rescue attempts.

Chile miners honoured at palace

2010-10-25 22:32

The 33 miners rescued after 69 days underground have been given a heroes' welcome at Chile's national palace.

SA rescuers back home from Chile

2010-10-23 16:39

Four South African miners who helped in the Chilean mine rescue operation have receive a rapturous welcome from loved ones at their arrival at OR Tambo International airport.

Chile miner: Suicide not an option

2010-10-22 18:34

Chile's 33 rescued miners never considered suicide in the dark days before they were found alive, says one of the miners.

Chile mine denies disaster warning

2010-10-20 21:13

Managers of the Chilean mine where 33 men survived a record 10 weeks underground have denied receiving warnings and refusing to let workers leave.

Chile miners wanted to evacuate

2010-10-19 22:41

The 33 miners rescued last week in Chile had sought to evacuate after hearing loud rumbling deep underground hours before the collapse.

Chile's rescued miners close ordeal

2010-10-17 22:11

Some of the 33 miners who were rescued after 69 days trapped underground, have returned for an emotionally-charged religious service at the northern Chilean mine that almost became their tomb.

Chile's rescued miners silent

2010-10-17 15:38

Chile's 33 miners have begun their first weekend above ground since a rescue that gripped the world, but are keeping silent on many of the hellish details of their ordeal.

All but 2 Chile miners back home

2010-10-16 09:43

Thirty-one of the 33 miners rescued in Chile are back home after doctors gave them the all clear to pick up their lives again, as gruesome details of their underground suffering emerged.

Banda urges mining safety

2010-10-15 13:01

Zambia's President Rupiah Banda has urged investors to ensure worker safety to avoid mining accidents similar to the one in Chile, where trapped miners have just been rescued.

Chile rescue: Media phenomenon

2010-10-15 11:42

The nail-biting and ultimately joyful rescue of 33 men from deep in a Chilean mine has gripped the world's imagination with wall-to-wall media coverage.

Hot dogs for hero Chile miner

2010-10-15 11:16

With confetti in his hair and neighbours cheering his arrival, rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena has received a humble welcome to the home he never thought he’d see again.

Ex-leader: Chile cave-in avoidable

2010-10-14 20:30

The cave-in which trapped 33 miners deep underground in Chile for 10 weeks could have been avoided, the country's former president Michelle Bachelet has said.

Author: Trapped people everywhere

2010-10-14 18:07

After the rescue of 33 trapped miners, Chilean author Antonio Skármeta says the world should help other suffering people with as much empathy.

Chile mine's future in question

2010-10-14 15:55

Officials at the Chilean mine whose collapse trapped 33 men for more than two months have to answer why it was allowed to operate.

How did the miners survive?

2010-10-14 13:39

After being trapped for more than two months in a collapsed copper and gold mine in the desert, just how did the 33 Chilean miners survive?

Chile's joy goes global

2010-10-14 11:52

Chile’s flawless rescue of 33 miners stuck for a record 10 weeks in a mountain in the desert has not only sparked euphoria at home but captivated a global audience.


Chile's rescued miners case dropped

2013-08-02 08:13

The inquiry into the mine collapse that trapped 33 men for more than two months in 2010 has ended with no charges filed, a result that drew angry responses from the rescued miners.

Rescuers battle to reach Chile miner

2013-03-26 10:00

Rescue workers have been battling to reach a trapped miner buried 300m underground at a copper plant in northern Chile, officials say.

Rescued Chilean miner heads to rehab

2011-09-12 22:24

One of the 33 rescued Chilean miners who gained worldwide attention for their 69-day ordeal trapped underground, has been admitted to a clinic to be treated for alcohol addiction.

Chile miners still recovering a year on

2011-08-03 11:02

Most have travelled for the first time and some have tasted fame, but only a few of the 33 Chilean miners rescued one year ago after a cave-in have turned their lives around.

Chilean miners on Holy Land pilgrimage

2011-02-23 21:30

Two dozen of the Chilean miners, hailed as heroes after spending 69 days trapped underground, have arrived in Israel for a visit that will see them follow in Jesus' footsteps.

Chile lures tourists with mine tours

2011-02-14 09:51

Inspired by the rescue of 33 miners that amazed the world, Chile is offering tourists a chance to see what the workers experienced during their ordeal.

Four Chile miners lose disability pay

2010-12-30 22:03

Four of the 33 miners rescued from a caved-in Chilean mine have lost their disability pay for failing to undergo medical checks due to constant trips abroad.

Chile mine agrees to pay debts

2010-11-26 14:03

The Chilean company behind the mine from which 33 miners were rescued last month has agreed to sell its assets within 15 months to avoid bankruptcy.

Uncertain future for rescued Chilean miners

2010-11-11 13:01

One month ago they emerged as heroes, but as the daily grind sets in, the 33 miners miraculously saved in Chile are gazing at an uncertain future with more painful adjustments ahead.

Bosnia shoe gift for Chile miners

2010-10-25 22:22

A Bosnian shoe factory will produce special shoes made of goat skin as a Christmas present for the Chilean miners who were rescued after spending 69 days deep underground.

Rescued miner suffers anxiety attack

2010-10-22 22:22

One of the Chilean miners rescued after more than two months trapped underground has been hospitalised and had to be sedated after suffering an anxiety attack.

Chile miners fed up with fame

2010-10-22 15:33

One week after being hoisted from a mine in Chile with the eyes of the world upon them, some of the 33 rescued miners say they have had enough of the limelight.

Chile miners to wed - again

2010-10-20 12:16

Five of Chile's 33 rescued miners are to have church weddings, in some cases more than 20 years after they first tied the knot.

China mine toll up; 7 trapped

2010-10-18 08:51

The death toll from a coal mine blast in China has risen to 30 and hopes are fading for seven miners still trapped underground.

Chile miners: From heroes to zeroes

2010-10-17 19:54

Chile's 33 rescued miners got heroes' welcomes, still wearing the sunglasses that make them look like rock stars, but most face bleak prospects.

Chilean mine survivors return

2010-10-17 12:50

Some of the 33 miners in northern Chile who were rescued after 69 days trapped underground will return to the mine that almost became their tomb for a morning religious ceremony.

Rescued miners: Grim details surface

2010-10-15 22:30

Amid the relief and euphoria over the rescue of Chile's trapped miners, the grim details of the men's darkest days underground are coming to light.

Brains behind mine rescue a happy man

2010-10-15 12:33

When the men at the San Jose mine were rescued, Andre Sougarret, the unflappable engineer who was the brains behind the flawless rescue, shed his steely exterior and cried.

Chile rescue: Media phenomenon

2010-10-15 11:42

The nail-biting and ultimately joyful rescue of 33 men from deep in a Chilean mine has gripped the world's imagination with wall-to-wall media coverage.

World hungry for 'Los 33' stories

2010-10-15 09:08

The Chilean miners have begun their new lives as national heroes with a taste of what awaits them – swarms of TV reporters, producers and publicity agents hungry for their stories.

Football treat for freed miners

2010-10-14 20:17

Invitations have been flooding in for the freed Chilean miners to visit leading European and Latin American football clubs.

Global media hail miracle miners

2010-10-14 17:07

The joyful faces of Chile's rescued miners have beamed from the front pages around the world as the media reflects on the universal appeal of a televised drama in a remote corner of South America.

Chile's humble '33' now celebrities

2010-10-14 14:49

As the 33 miners rescued from a mountain mine in Chile recover from their ordeal, they must also ponder their new found celebrity status.

Families: Miners must never go back

2010-10-14 13:39

The nightmare may be over for the 33 miners, but their families would prefer it if they didn't go back underground.

Balloons set free for Chile's '33'

2010-10-14 10:11

Thirty-three balloons decked out in Chile’s red, white and blue colours have been set free just as the last miner exited the San Jose mine after two months.

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