Chile’s 33 Miners Still Haunted By Their Past

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Alex Vega was present at the birth of his three children but cannot remember being there.

He forgets things, cannot concentrate and suffers mood swings. He is seeing a psychiatrist and is on medication.

More than three years after he and 32 other miners were rescued from the San Jose mine underneath Chile's Atacama Desert in a story that captured the imagination of the world, Alex still has nightmares.

"I'd wake up thinking I was inside a mine," he told the BBC.