BOGOTA, Colombia — Rescue operations at a coal mine in central Colombia that collapsed earlier this week ended Thursday and officers stated the accident had left 21 staff lifeless.
The mine close to the city of Sutatausa collapsed late Tuesday following an explosion that blocked a number of of its entrances. Rescue groups labored nonstop for greater than 30 hours to search out survivors and retrieve our bodies.
Nicolás García, the governor of Cundinamarca province, stated 9 staff survived the accident and had been launched from hospital, whereas the kin of miners who have been killed have been receiving psychological assist. Officers stated the entire staff who have been on the mine on the time of the accident had been accounted for.
Mining accidents are widespread in Colombia, notably in coal and gold mines. Final yr 117 accidents have been registered at mines all through the nation by the Nationwide Mining Company, which says that 146 staff have been killed in these incidents.