Chile President Sebastian Pinera has emerged as a triumphant with the rescue operation to free 33 trapped miners in Chile successfully underway.
Talking to the media, President Sebastian Pinera termed the trapped miner's rescue operation as the one "without comparison in the history of humanity."
President Pinera and the First Lady Cecilia Morel rushed to the St. Jones mine in Copiapo, so that they could greet the trapped miners personally as they emerge from the underground chambers.
Florence Antonio Avalos Silva, the first miner who was rescued after staying underground for 69 days, trapped under 700000 tons of crumbled rocks, received a bracing bear hug from President Pinera as he exited from the rescue capsule amid sobs of his son.
President Pinera has emerged as a champion of the prevailing mine crisis and the endeavors have soared the popularity of the right-wing politician especially among the working class. Pinera was facing public censure after his administration elected a number of rich businessmen in August.