9 coal miners trapped after collapse in northern Mexico

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MEXICO CITY — A cave-in at a coal mine in northern Mexico trapped 9 miners Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned.

The president tweeted that the accident occurred within the city of Sabinas within the border state of Coahuila. He mentioned 92 troopers, specialists and 4 canines had been on the scene aiding rescue efforts.

The Coahuila state authorities mentioned in an announcement that the collapse occurred after the miners breached a neighboring space stuffed with water.

The mine started operations this yr, and the native authorities mentioned it had not acquired any complaints or studies of earlier incidents. Sabinas is about 70 miles southwest of Eagle Move, Texas.

Native media shops reported {that a} miner managed to flee the collapse and alerted authorities.

Milenio tv mentioned family members of the trapped miners gathered outdoors the mine awaiting data.

In June and July of 2021, cave-ins at two Coahuila mines claimed the lives of 9 miners.

Mexico’s worst mining accident additionally occurred in Coahuila on Feb. 19, 2006, when an explosion ripped via the Pasta de Conchos mine whereas 73 miners had been inside. Eight had been rescued with accidents together with severe burns. The remaining died and solely two of their our bodies had been recovered.

López Obrador’s administration promised two years in the past to get better the remaining 63 our bodies, a extremely technical endeavor that has nonetheless not begun.

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