Rescue operations at Colombia coal mine explosion end; 21 workers dead

Rescue operations at a coal mine in central Colombia that collapsed earlier this week ended Thursday and officers mentioned the accident had left 21 staff useless.The mine close to the city of Sutatausa collapsed late Tuesday following an explosion that blocked a number of of its entrances. Rescue groups labored nonstop for greater than 30 hours to search out survivors and retrieve our bodies.HONDURAS SEEKS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CHINA, SWITCHING ALLEGIANCE FROM TAIWAN Miners await information of fellow staff after an explosion at a coal mine that in line with authorities killed at the least 11 individuals in Sutatausa, Cundinamarca division, Colombia, on March 15, 2023. (AP Photograph/Ivan Valencia)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNicolás García, the governor of Cundinamarca province, mentioned 9 staff survived the accident and had been launched from hospital, whereas the family of miners who had been killed had been receiving psychological assist. Officers mentioned all the staff who had been on the mine on the time of the accident had been accounted for.Mining accidents are frequent in Colombia, significantly in coal and gold mines. Final yr 117 accidents had been registered at mines all through the nation by the Nationwide Mining Company, which says that 146 staff had been killed in these incidents.