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Mexico: ten miners stranded in a well, rescuers engaged in a time trial


Ten miners were stranded Wednesday night deep inside a coal mine after it collapsed in northeastern Mexico, the government said.

Ten miners were stranded Wednesday evening at the bottom of a coal mine after its collapse in northeastern Mexico, the government said, which said it was committing the necessary means to rescue them.

"Three minors have already been rescued" and "hospitalized" indicated the Ministry of Security according to which ten others are still inside the mine.

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had initially given the figure of nine miners stranded after the collapse and flooding of a coal pit on Wednesday at midday.

“We hope to find them safe and sound,” added Mr. Lopez Obrador, mentioning the arrival of help.

"The government is committing all necessary means to carry out search and rescue operations," assured the Ministry of Security.

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The accident took place 1,130 km north of Mexico City in the locality of Sabinas in the state of Coahuila, the main carboniferous zone of Mexico.

Relatives of the miners gathered near the mine, praying.

"I have two sons (who work in the mine)," testified a mother to the Milenio television channel, without giving her name.

One of the two was able to get out of the mine, she added in tears.

The place went into operation in January with no anomalies ever reported, the local government said.

In June 2021, seven miners died in the collapse of another coal mine in the same state.

The most serious accident in this region took place in 2006, when a gas explosion in a mine killed 65 people.

Source: lefigaro

All business articles on 2022-08-04

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