Rescued miners need to recover before Hollywood

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The underground ordeal of the 33 Chilean miners may be coming to an end but they still face months of physical and psychological rehabilitation, an expert has warned.

The rescue has seen each miner transported 2,041ft up a shaft in a steel capsule but that will only be the beginning of their journey to recovery, mine rescue consultant Robert Murray Willis said.

After two months in confinement the miners are likely to be angry and argumentative, with the media maelstrom and the likely attention of Hollywood film producers only confusing the situation.

"They've had an extremely torrid time and it's not going to be an easy journey once they're out. It's going to be tough," said Mr Willis.

"They are going to be very angry, very argumentative and there will be a lot of petty jealousies.

"The attention they get from their loved ones will vary and that's where the jealousies and anger will come in."

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