News Photos Of People Waiting For Chilean Miners
Today the 33 miners are being taken out from the copper and gold mine who are trapped since August 5th. On Monday, the Phoenix I capsule – the biggest of three built by Chilean navy engineers, named for the mythic bird.
The men will take a twisting, 20-minute ride to the surface. It should take about an hour for the rescue capsule to make a round trip, Aguilar told the AP.
Candles lit near Chilean flags at the San Jose mine, near the city of Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago on October 12, 2010. Chile counted down the hours Tuesday to the start of a dramatic operation to winch 33 miners to the surface, with a presidential welcome awaiting them after 10 weeks trapped underground.
Carlos Galleguillos and Tabita Galleguillos, relatives of trapped miner Jorge Galleguillos stand at the camp where relatives wait for news outside the San Jose mine. The engineer leading Chilean rescue efforts, Andres Sougarett, said Monday his team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where 33 miners are trapped. The miners became trapped when the mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
Machinery covers the site of rescue operations for 33 trapped miners at the San Jose mine near Copiapo. Rescuers on Monday finished reinforcing the hole drilled to bring 33 trapped miners to safety and sent a rescue capsule nearly all the way to where the men are trapped. The miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5 and are expected to be rescued starting Wednesday.
Relatives of the miners trapped
A room prepared for the miners
Patricia Cortes, daughter-in-law of trapped miner Omar Reygada, sits in a tent at the relatives camp
Berta Avalos and Cristian Suarez, right, relatives of trapped miners Florencio and Renan Avalos, embrace at the camp where relatives wait for news
Romina Gomez, daughter of trapped miner Mario Gomez, holds her daughter Camila as they sit at the relatives camp next to the San Jose mine
Alberto Segovia, brother of trapped miner Dario Segovia, and his daughter Carla Belgica, stand at the relatives camp
A letter for Miguel Valenzuela, sent by trapped miner Jorge Galleguillo, reads in Spanish “Wednesday to Friday we’ll be getting out” is shown by Valenzuela at the camp
Grab image taken from a video released by the Mining Ministry taken by the remote camera mounted on the capsule during a test held before attempting the rescue
Police form a barrier as the T-130 drilling machine is transported out of the San Jose mine
Maria Segovia, sister of trapped miner Dario Segovia, front left, embraces unidentified T-130 drill operators who helped make the hole that reached 33 trapped miners
Members of the media surround the T-130 drilling machine that carved the tunnel to pull out the trapped miners
Relatives of the trapped miners cheer as the T130 drill leaves the operation area
US drill operator Jeff Hart (C) celebrates as the T130 drill leaves the operation area
Relatives of the trapped miners applaud
Police and and rescuers accompany the T130 drill
The T130 drill leaves the operations area after completing the job, at San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, October 11, 2010.
Maria Segovia (L-with the flag), sister of trapped miner Dario Segovia, and rescuers accompany the T130 drill at the San Jose mine near the city of Copiapo
A rescuer observes the work done by journalists in the San Jose mine near Copiapo
Relatives of the miners trapped in the San Jose mine, prepare some food at La Esperanza camp, at the mine
Relatives of trapped miners pray outside the San Jose mine
View of the Esperanza camp next to the mine where workers reinforce the exit shaft
Chilean Air Force officers take pictures at the flag hill in the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile
In this image released by the government of Chile, rescue workers prepare to release a colleague from a capsule after performing a dry run test
Journalists work at the San Jose mine
Pastor Javier Soto plays his guitar on the flag hill overlooking the San Jose mine
Members of a religious group sing hymns at the San Jose mine
Kids light candles at Esperanza camp at the San Jose mine near the city of Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago on October 9, 2010.
“Camp Hope,” the site where relatives of miners stay is seen shortly after the drill reached the trapped miners
Journalists outside at a camp
Lissette Gallardo, grandchild of Mario Gomez, who is one of the 33 miners trapped
A lady sweeps garbage at the camp nearby