Miners Trapped in Mine for 321 hours!

Beaconsfield Mine Tragedy - Todd Russell, top left, one of the trapped miners, mine manager Matthew Gill and Beaconsfield mine. Photos: Peter Mathew and The Examiner
@jennybianca (12912)
Australia
April 14, 2007 1:43am CST
I don't know if many My ltters who do not live in Australia, know of the Beaconsfield Mine Tragedy. About 11 months ago, there was a minor earthquake in Tasmania, and a mine collasped. One miner was killed, but two were trapped, in a small space where they could not strech out or stand up. They stayed like this for two weeks. Australia watched with baited breath for two weeks, as they rescue process took place. I believe this was shown in many countries around the World. Even one well known media personality, collapsed & died of a heart attack whilst covering this amazing rescue. When rescued, the celebrations in this small mining town were immense. Many an Aussie, including myself, were in tears. The two miners were taken to hospital, but one walked out the same day. The other had leg injuries. Later, they were flown to New York to appear on the Good Morning show. It has just been announced that the two surviving miners have released a single. The profits from this song all go to the local community. Read the full story here: http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,21556010-5006301,00.html
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• India
14 Apr 07
It is really like a miracle for both the miners. It happens rarely. 2 weeks in collasped mines, really amazing. This is just like a serial "I should not be alive" comes in discovery channel. God bless them happy remaining life with their families. Due to busy schedule, I have missed this news. Hope it will come in discovery channel also later on. Such thing happens rarely. You are lucky guy, you have watched this happenings. Thanks for sharing such amazing information among mylotees.
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• India
30 Apr 07
Thanks for marking my response as Best Response.
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
17 Apr 07
That is wonderful news that these miners were finally able to get out of that mine and are doing well. It had to be a scary feeling for them being trapped in there for so long without nourishment and rest. They must also be devastated about the other miner being killed. Their families have to be very happy for their safe return and hope that they do well with their music and make a great profit for their community.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
they were still alive!? whoa..that has got to be a miracle of some kind. that's an amazing example of personal strength.