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A frame grab shows Florencio Avalos (L), the first of 33 workers trapped for more than two months in a Chilean mine, being met by an emergency worker (R) upon ascending to surface at San Jose mine in Copiapo, October 13, 2010. The first of 33 workers trapped for more than two months in a Chilean mine reached the surface early Wednesday morning in a specially-made rescue capsule.    REUTERS


A video grab shows family members of Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 workers trapped for more than two months in a Chilean mine, wife Monica (C) and son Iaino (2nd L) moving in to embrace Avalos upon ascending to surface at San Jose mine in Copiapo today. The first of 33 workers trapped for more than two months in a Chilean mine reached the surface early Wednesday morning in a specially-made rescue capsule. REUTERS

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  • Florencio Avalos Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:10 AM

    Thanks mate!!!

    henagahapan Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:30 AM

    An example for our stupid leaders !

    Asela Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:32 AM

    Always respect others' lives, there's space for all of us in this world

    Help eachother and treat everyone the way you want to be treated

    Life will be beautiful for everyone!

    Have a Great day Everybody

    lankaman Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:36 AM

    gud one:)

    Rohan Rajapakse Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:43 AM

    Florencio Avalos
    This moment is the biggest joy for the world and we in Sri Lanka were waiting for this historic moment. It is an great ordeal of survival and all those who were involved in rescue operation were real heroes of mankind

    Rohan Rajapakse
    Sri Lanka

    ajith Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:44 AM

    Its chilling experience to all mankind that nothing is impossible.
    The Chilean's have shown the world their braveness and intelligence in the field of mining.
    This incident is no wonder will go down in the history as the greatest rescue operation of human from deep underground.
    I salute Chile.

    Handipora Wednesday, 13 October 2010 05:06 AM

    Great Grand Show Chileans. Hats off to all your rescue workers and others. Indeed your lot is a great example to the mankind.

    Muraly Wednesday, 13 October 2010 05:07 AM

    God Bless You.

    Fayad Wednesday, 13 October 2010 05:14 AM

    Mr hena i think no sri lankan was trapped in the mine.
    don;t compare every thing with our country we too have lot of things to be proud of as sri lankans
    'Chileans can be proud as a nation' for this achievement

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 13 October 2010 05:33 AM

    Great Rescue...

    Florencio Avalos, after ore than 2 months of being trapped, yet you look very much fit and in good shape. Keep it up mate and hope the others are also in good health and in good shape.

    3 Cheers for the chilean Rescue workers for ensuring that the trapped miners had been looked after, 600 meters below.

    Great work guys !!!

    sam Wednesday, 13 October 2010 06:40 AM

    Cheers to Chilee....

    Sanath Tennakoon Wednesday, 13 October 2010 07:23 AM

    Great Grand Show Chileans.What a rescue operation of humans were real heroes. God Bless you'll

    rajan Wednesday, 13 October 2010 07:25 AM

    if it is our country ,they might be buried by the authorities without others knowledge ???

    Nihal Fernando Wednesday, 13 October 2010 07:32 AM

    Blood is thicker than water. We all human beings are under one sky and on one earth. Besides landing on the moon I think this is the biggest engineering feat on earth by any man. Congratulations and I wish Good Luck and safe journey to the rest of the miners!

    Paul Joseph Wednesday, 13 October 2010 07:56 AM

    God is great. Lets rejoice and praise the Lord.

    spying Wednesday, 13 October 2010 08:06 AM

    The same freedom i am expecting for SF and his family i hope soon.

    Upul Premarathne Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:54 AM

    As a geologist I hail the Chilean authorities commitment to rescue the 33 miners trapped in a tunnel 600 meters bellow the earth surface. Even though the rescue operation is not finish yet, it is a testament that the mankind's will could overcome any hurdle no matter how challenging it is. Hat off to all stakeholders of this rescue and your achievement will be recoded with a high note in the mining history.

    Promodha Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:55 AM

    Florencio Avalos,

    you look fitter than those of us who lived out side!!

    Great story of survival, you and your miner friends and the rescue team will continue to inspire the rest of the world for long.

    Cheers mate

    Congrats from an ordinary Sri Lankan

    basi Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:09 AM

    No words to explain this, cheers for the beauty of Humanity shown by the Chileans..


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