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Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts in Chile

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 10 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1383

Camp Esperanza

The miraculous rescue of 33 Chilean coal miners at Camp Esperanza
(Hope) was a poignant, riveting, modern-day resurrection reminiscent of
birth itself. While in a cage (amniotic sac) connected to a cable
(umbilical cord) that traversed a tube (birth canal), each miner was
rescued (delivered) from a cave (uterus), by coworkers (midwives), who
reunited the miners with their family (mothers), and spirited them away on
a stretcher (basinet) to the emergency room (nursery) to be seen by a
physician (obstetrician). Thank God for miracles!

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 October 2010
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA