Miners trapped in Chile mine for 17 days are alive

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  1. tigris
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  2. DiscostewSM

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    That really is a miracle for all of them to survive in that situation for 17 days. From the reports, they say it will take about 4 months (~120 days) to get them out. I don't know about anyone else, but even with necessities to survive that long to get out, I dunno if I could handle it psychologically if I were down there. How much area does a "small flat" cover?
     
  3. superrob

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    Wow. 17 days? Thats a long time without, food, water and light :S I hope they all knew each other well.. or else some of em mustve gone insane in such a long period.
     
  4. Fluto

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    it would be funny if they got stuck for 17 days and realized that one of the guys had a phone (with reception)
     
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    If it had any battery life left [​IMG]
     
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    sad thing is, being from chile these guys probably wont get anywhere near as much as publicity as the australian miners a few years back.
     
  7. Fluto

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    agreed
     
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    I'm happy for them but even more happy for their families. I'm sure the waiting was very hard for them.
     
  9. ChaosBoi

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    So, they'll be stuck in the mine for at least 137 days (The 17 days + the 4+ months)? Ouch.