Chile Minners Rescue :Chilean miners rescue Work in Progress Photos Videos
The Bad Unfortunate time of is over for the 33 men trapped in a collapsed mine in Chile as tensions rise underground.A cage specially built to help rescue 33 men trapped underground in a mine in Chile has arrived at the mine head.
The first 15 of 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months in northern Chile have been winched to the surface amid scenes of jubilation.
The steel capsule has been used to pull the men to safety one by one, once a rescue shaft wide enough to haul them up has been drilled.
Relatives of the miners were allowed to get into the narrow cage, which is little more than 50cm (20in) wide.
It is expected to take between 20-30 minutes to pull each miner up from their shelter at a depth of 700m.
The long – and extremely narrow – steel case has been named Phoenix, and its designers hope it will lift the men to a new life overground much like the bird in Greek mythology rose from the ashes.
Relatives of the miners, who have been camped out at the mine head since the men were trapped after a rockfall more than seven weeks ago, clapped when the rescue capsule was unveiled.