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Twelve workers killed in coal mine collapse in Colombia

Twelve workers killed in coal mine collapse in Colombia

Bogota, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rescue workers recovered the bodies of 12 miners who were trapped after the collapse caused by an explosion in a coal field in the central eastern Boyaca Department, a local media outlet reported on Wednesday.

The rescue teams saved only two of the miners who were working in the site at the moment of the accident, considered the worst mining tragedy in the region, Caracol Noticias online media outlet added.

Authorities from the National Mining Agency believed that the collapse was caused by employers’ violations, who disregarded safety measures for mining work ordered by that institution.


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