The nine miners who had been trapped since Wednesday in an illegal coal mine in central Colombia after a section of it collapsed have been rescued, the National Service of Mines and Mines (ANM) announced today.
The nine workers who were trapped in the El Bosque mine, located in the city of Lengasake, in the province of Cudamarca, are alive” and “in good health,” the public agency responsible for rescue operations announced on its Twitter account.
Rescuers were able to make contact with them late Wednesday afternoon and provide them with air.
Colombia, Latin America’s fourth largest economy, recorded in 2021 a total of 148 worker deaths in mining and mining accidents. Oil and minerals are its main exports.
In Mexico, the authorities for two weeks have no news of the 10 miners who were trapped in a mine in the north of the country, which suddenly flooded after excavation work.