At the moment, 15 pumps are working to extract the water from the Pinabete mine, and reach the point where the miners could be.
In Needle, Sabinas, The mines surrounding the “El Pinabete” mine stopped operations at noon this Friday, after the flooding of the wells of the “El Pinabete” mine. One of them is the mine known as “La Conchas”, located several kilometers from “El Pinabete”.
“It was a possibility that they would stop us, because of all this that is happening. We were there until just before noon and they returned us, they stopped everything and we will see what they tell us tomorrow, but it is most likely that they will stop until all this is over”said Esteban, a miner who works in the Las Conchas wells.
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Esteban says that upon notice from their employers, most of the fellow miners decided to make themselves available to the Mexican Army and families of his companions to collaborate in the rescue work, instead of going home to rest.
“We are moving hoses, tables, supporting what he is doing doing everything, we cannot get as close to the well at the moment, but from what we have been able to see the water is not going down as fast as we would like.“, said.
He assures that in addition, some families have asked them to keep them abreast of the progress that, they as connoisseurs of the mines, they observe in order to get to the iron and to the point where it is believed could be his companions.
He also noted that about At 3:00 p.m. they began with the installation of a pump of greater capacity in well 3, to continue extracting water, for which some miners support the military to perform the installation of the pump.
6 DIVERS AND SPECIAL PUMP ARRIVE TO CONTINUE DRAINAGE
Shortly before 5:00 p.m., they arrived at the international airport Venustiano Carranza from Frontera, Coahuila, 6 specialist divers from the special forces of the Sedena and A special pump also arrived for extracting water from Guadalajara Jalisco. (With information from Lidiet Mexicano)