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Chile miners: Officials say some rescued men may leave the hospital Thursday

October 14, 2010 | 11:21 am

The 33 men rescued from the collapsed San Jose mine in Chile were in good health overall, with some of them set to be released from the hospital by the end of the day, officials said Thursday.

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, who met with the hospitalized men, stressed that measures would be taken to avoid future mine disasters.

The miners were rescued one by one Wednesday after spending more than two months half a mile below ground. The mine collapsed Aug. 5.

Read more about the Chile miners.

-- Chris Kraul

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