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Miners trapped in Chile mine for 17 days are alive

August 22, 2010
"All 33 of us are fine in the shelter."
- Trapped Miners

Thirty-three miners who have been trapped underground in a Chilean mine for the past 17 days are all alive, President Sebastian Pinera has said.

Until Sunday, there had been no word from the miners and hopes for their survival had all but faded.

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