Drill Reaches Trapped Chilean Miners

A drill finally reached the trapped Chilean miners Saturday and rescue attempts will be made beginning as early as Wednesday.
However, there are some logistical problems with the shaft that the miners would have to travel up because the rescue capsule could cause even more collapse to the mine if it catches on the rock walls of the shaft, the New York Times said.
Efforts to reinforce the rock walls of the rescue shaft are underway by engineer teams from around the world. The engineers have begun welding together sixteen metal tubes to line the rescue shaft, BBC said.
The rescue shaft is approximately two feet wide and rescue teams are anticipating complications, the New York Times said.
The miners have been trapped in the San Jose mine for 65 days, according to BBC.

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