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Third of 33 men rescued from Chilean mine

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) – A third man has been rescued as Chile works to free 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a collapsed gold and copper mine.

Fifty-two-year-old Juan Illanes is a married former soldier who urged his fellow miners to be disciplined and organized while stuck a half-mile underground.

He hugged his wife and then climbed onto his cot, smiling broadly as he was wheeled away.



Next up on list of miners to be rescued is Carlos Mamani, the lone Bolivian among the miners. His family is waiting anxiously for the capsule to collect him.


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