August 5th, 2010. The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is shaken by one of the worst accidents in mining history. 33 miners are buried under some 800,000 tonnes of rock. As their families rush to the scene the government of Chile takes charge and orders three ingenious plans to drill into the mountain
No one in recent history has survived this deep and this long underground. How did the miners cope? What was it like trapped inside? Find out in the premiere of Chilean Miners: Buried Alive Tuesday 14 December at 9pm.
In this special programme, get firsthand accounts from below where 33 men pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance. Meet the families who camped out at the site as they grew more and more anxious about their loved ones trapped below.
No one really knows what really happened 700 feet below ground, until now....