The collapse of the mine in Colombia


The collapse of the mine in Colombia has killed seven people, AFP photo

14.09.11.Sem people were killed in the collapse Wednesday at the gold mine in western Colombia, hospitalized two wounded, reported Colombian radio Caracol.

Mine is located in the jungle near the small town of Altrato in Chocó department.

"Under the rubble were nine miners, two of whom managed to escape with the help of rescuers on the surface. Found the bodies of five women and two men, "- said in a radio local officials Erniliya Palacios Cruz (Cruz Ernilia Palacios).

Causes of the tragedy are being investigated.

From the beginning to the Colombian mines killed 30 people. Last year, 84 accidents claimed the lives of 173 miners. The most tragic incident occurred at the mine near the town amagat, where in June of last year killed 73 miners at once.


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