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Rescued Chilean miners send support to trapped Thai team

The lessons learned from the dazzling 2010 rescue of 33 trapped miners in Chile can offer some valuable lessons to the Thai rescue effort.

Eight years ago, the saga of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a cave captivated people around the world.

They defied all odds, spending two months underground and then being rescued alive.

Now, as the world watches again to see the fate of the football players trapped in a Thai cave, the miners are offering messages of support.


Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports.