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Mexico: 10 trapped in collapse in Coahuila mine

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(ANSA) – MEXICO CITY, AUGUST 04 – Ten people were trapped in Mexico, inside a coal mine in the northern state of Coahuila, when a wall gave way, letting in large quantities of water and flooding the vertical tunnel.

The Ministry for Security and Protection of Citizens announced that the mine is located in the city of Agujita, and that the emergency services were alerted yesterday afternoon (local time), with an “immediate dispatch of teams of rescue “.

Members of the Army, the National Guard and volunteers from local associations also participate in the rescue operations of the trapped miners.

The media also recall that the worst mining disaster in the history of Mexico occurred in the state of Coahuila, on February 19, 2006.

In the coal-mining region of Nueva Rosita, in fact, that day an explosion due to an accumulation of gas caused several tunnels of the Pasta de Conchos coal mine, in San Juan de Sabinas, to collapse, causing the death of 65 miners, while only eleven were saved.

Given the technical impossibility of reaching them, the bodies of the victims of that disaster were left in the depths of the collapsed tunnels. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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