An armed land mine clearing excavator protected its operator after the Caterpillar 320 machine struck a mine which had seven kilograms of munitions in it.
Chile's Defence Ministry released footage last week, showing the detonation of the land mine on the Peruvian border.
The machine held strong, only rattling the operator.
Chile has been clearing land mines that were put laid under the regime of by former dictator, Augusto Pinochet.
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