Rescue efforts for 10 miners accelerated

Rescue efforts for 10 miners accelerated

The Mexican authorities have begun to speed up the rescue efforts of the 10 miners who were trapped on Wednesday in a mine in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, in northern Mexico, due to increased water levels in the place, he said. the state governor, Miguel Riquelme.

The state president referred in an interview with local media that the rescue has been made difficult because the mine plans were not up to date.

“There really was no notion of ‘where the shots came from,’ nor the conditions of the mine itself,” he said.

Previously, Riquelme had explained on his official Twitter account that he is working on the extraction of water in three wells, with 8 specialized pumps and, in the next few hours, the arrival of 17 pumping equipment with greater capacity is expected “to speed up the jobs”.

He also explained that 150 people are working in the area, including elements from the Ministry of National Defense, Civil Protection, personnel from the Coahuila Ministry of Labor, the government, and expert rescuers from the Carboniferous Region.

In addition, he pointed out that the Government of Coahuila is assisting the families of the 10 trapped miners “and they are periodically informed about the progress.”

This Thursday during the morning presidential conference, the National Civil Protection Coordinator, Laura Velázquez, reported that five miners managed to escape and were treated for injuries, three of them are still hospitalized.

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Source: Critica

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