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Once trapped themselves, Chilean miners have some advice for Thai boys stuck in cave

SANTIAGO, Chile - For two of the Chilean miners who survived their own traumatic experience of being trapped underground in 2010, the ordeal experienced by the young Thai soccer team and their coach sounds all too familiar.

Omar Reygadas and Claudio Acuna were among 33 miners who were stuck 2,300 feet below ground in a northern Chilean copper mine for 69 days in 2010. They were eventually rescued in dramatic fashion before an audience of tens of millions of television viewers worldwide.

Like the Thai youths and their

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