Also, according to medical records, there are at least nine miners who would be too overweight to fit through the proposed shaft to rescue them, Manalich said.
The miners are believed to have lost about 8 kg (17 pounds) so far during their time in the mine, and officials expect that the overweight miners will be able to be rescued by the time the shaft is completed.
“Believe me, they will lose weight,” Manalich said.
So far this story is turning out better than the other cave-ins, but this ordeal is just beginning. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be trapped with 32 others for three months in a space the size of a studio apartment.