Praise the Lord! This is wonderful news for the miners and their loved ones. But aren’t the numbers interesting? 33 miners. 66 days. It’s like a tripling of ’33’. And it happens on the 9th day of the month — another ’33’ (3×3). — PID
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — Sixty-six agonizing days after their gold and copper mine collapsed above them, 33 miners were offered a way out Saturday as a drill broke through to their underground purgatory.
Word of the drill’s success prompted cheers, tears and the ringing of bells by families in the tent camp outside the mine. Some who have kept a vigil since the Aug. 5 disaster ran up a hill where 33 Chilean flags were planted, chanting and shouting with joy as a siren rang throughout “Camp Hope,” confirming the breakthrough.