At least seven miners have been lacking after an explosion in a coal
mine within the Colombian municipality of Cucunuba within the division of
Cundinamarca, governor Nicolas Garcia confirmed Thursday, Trend reviews citing
“We have a report from the rescue workforce stating that they pulled
out alive 4 trapped miners, who’re being taken to the hospital,
whereas we proceed the search and rescue for seven different miners,”
Garcia stated in a video posted on Twitter.
The explosion occurred at about 1:00 a.m. native time in
interconnected mines in an space of Pueblo Viejo.
Minister of Mines and Energy Irene Velez detailed on social
media that groups from the National Mining Agency, the Civil
Defense, the Public Force and the fireplace division have been engaged on
the rescue mission.
“It has been troublesome to enter the mines as a result of poisonous gases
have been discharged, resembling carbon monoxide, methane fuel and coal
mud … in mines with a depth of greater than 900 meters,” Captain
Alvaro Farfan, consultant of the Cundinamarca hearth division,
advised native media.
The official additionally stated that the affected mines have been referred to as El
Roble, El Condor and El Manto and that the causes of the accident
have been below investigation.