Not many people can understand the ordeal that the 33 men trapped in the San Jose mine in northern Chile have experienced since the collapse of a tunnel on August 5. Eduardo Strauch may be one of the few who has some notion of what they've gone through, and what remains in store for them.
On October 13, 1972, Strauch and the fellow members of his Uruguayan rugby team, along with friends, and family were flying to a
match in in Santiago, Chile, when their small plane crashed in the Andes mountains. Seventy-two days passed before the group was rescued; the story was documented in the book and film, "Alive." The crash happened 38 years ago, today.
Strauch says he can relate to the miners' experience and can also suggest ways for them to cope with life after their rescue.
Also, we get an update on the miners from the BBC's Gideon Long.