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Drill breaks through to mine

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HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - A small drill has broken through into the Crandall Canyon coal mine.

Rescuers plan to drop communications equipment through the 2 1/2-inch hole and hope the missing miners able to reach it.

The drill finally broke through late Thursday night after days of drilling.

An attorney for Murray Energy Corporation says the drill reached an underground pocket where the company believes six coal miners have been trapped since Monday.

There has been no word from the miners since the mine collapsed.

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