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Chile remembers the mining disaster, turned miracle

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 5:11pm

CHILE (FOX44) - The accident at a small copper and gold mine changed the lives of the 33 men forever.

They were trapped two-thousand feet below ground and survived for 69 days.

Their rescue propelled them into the global spotlight, but the miners say their fame fizzled and the riches they were promised never materialized.

They're still hoping the government will give them the lifetime pension they're asking for, just 430 dollars a month.


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