The miners in Chile that are stuck in a shelter 2300 feet underground were told today, through a microphone they were able to get down to them, that they may now be in the mine 4 months, a month longer than they originally were told.
This was not good news for the miners, and hard for officials to deliver it, but they have to be very careful making there way into the mine. A main tunnel collapsed 17 days ago in this gold and copper mine, and the miners have been amazingly upbeat. However, as time goes on, they may definitely start to feel claustrophobic, sad, angry or any emotion that may trigger unhappiness and unrest within the group.
Food, emergency supplies and notes from family have been able to be lowered into the mine, and the miners have been able to send their own notes back on their conditions and to tell loved ones to hang on.
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“Chilean Miners Told Rescue May Not Come Until Christmas”