Chilean Mining

RE: Correspondence to Families of Trapped Miners

(To be hand-delivered via print letter from company personnel)

It is with great concern but also with considerable hope that I bring you news today regarding your family members and loved ones. Earlier today, there was a roof collapse in the Compania Minera San Esteban Primera's San Jose copper mine shaft, an estimated 350 meters below the surface. The collapse resulted in the complete blocking off of the mine shaft, making it immediately impenetrable for either rescuers to enter or for miners to exit. There are an estimated 33 miners who were known to be in the mine shaft at the time of the collapse and who are therefore believed to be presently trapped in the mine. We believe that a member of your family is among the missing.

While we provide this information with heaviness in our hearts and prayers...
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