Rescue workers in Mexico spent Friday rescuing seven miners who got stuck after a mine collapsed. The accident took place in a northern region of Mexico where a lot of coal is produced.
The initial investigation shows that the mine collapsed as a result of a flood. “Some who were working have become stuck in the mine,” said the Ministry of Labour of the State of Coahuila.
The National Guard has also gone to the scene of the mishap to ensure security, as reported on Twitter. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also said that he sent employees to the area to help. “We follow the situation and work with the municipal and regional authorities,” said the President. “We hope the rescue will end well for the families and everyone.”
Coahuila has seen more frequent collieries in recent years. An explosion in a mine in 2006 claimed 65 lives. The remains of 63 of the miners killed are still buried there in spite of requests from the survivors to the authorities to recover the bodies.