Thursday, May 04, 2006

Trapped Miners still in good spirits

TWO miners still trapped in a Tasmanian gold mine as a powerful machine slowly bores them a tunnel to freedom.

The high-tech borer began chewing through 12m of solid rock separating Todd Russell and Brant Webb from their rescuers.

The rock is harder than concrete and boring a one-metre wide escape tunnel for the pair could spill into the weekend.

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