Trapped Miners in Chile Are Alive and ‘Well’

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In some happy news on this dreary and wet Sunday evening, 33 miners who have been trapped underground for seventeen days in a gold and copper mine in northern Chile have notified rescuers they’re alive. The miners sent a paper message tied to a drill that read: “The 33 of us in the shelter are well.” The less happy news? Chilean president Sebastián Piñera said it “will take months” to get them out. [NYT]