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Buried alive: Psychological challenges facing the miners
(CNN) -- The challenges faced by the 33 Chilean miners entombed for the past two months are not likely to end with their rescue. Quite correctly, the initial emphasis is on physical safety, ensuring an error-free evacuation and looking to the men's nutrition, hydration and overall general physical well-being. But just as important, their psychological well-being will need close monitoring since their ordeal has been extreme. Therein lies the risk.