Today, is a Chile day. If Chile is playing a football game against any country in the world I will definitely root for them. Go Chile, Go!
“Imagine you are at the beach. Good luck brother.” That is the last thing the first brave rescuer heard before going down in a tiny capsule to start the rescue operation.
I am writing this post while watching CNN’s live broadcast of the rescue operation of the 33 miners trapped under ground for more than two months. It is an extraordinary moment. I can sense the anxiety and hope that fill the air over there. Just imagine the joy of the miners and their families after they are rescued.
A small capsule (see photo below) is used to rescue miners one by one. The capsule will travel 2000 feet (600 m) from the surface to where the miners are. They estimated about one hour time needed to rescue one miner. All speculation till now but the rescue operation will take at least 24 hours.
The rescuers decided that the first miner to be rescued is a healthy one and not one with health problems. I think they did that to see the affect of the tiny capsule on the miners’ mentally and physically. But then who is going to be next and who is going to be last to be rescued? On what basis the selection is determined? I am sure no one wants to be one minute more down there.
For two months the families of the miners decided to camp near their beloved ones. A school even was opened there for the miners’ children.
I hope by tomorrow Chile is going to have a very joyful day.
All photos are from CNN. See more here.