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Mexico: rescue crews work intensely to rescue trapped miners


Mexico: rescue crews work intensely to rescue trapped miners

Mexico City, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Rescue brigades are working hard to rescue 10 miners trapped in the flooded coal pit in Sabinas, Coahuila, Laura Velazquez, Civil Protection coordinator, reported on Friday.

Velazquez reported that work is being conducted in a coordinated manner to get into the pit, and explained that there are three other flooded areas around it that they are trying to pump water out by using high-power pumps, because otherwise the personnel cannot be rescued.

Two drills are working in different places in order to place high-power pumping equipment in mines that, apparently, provide water to the mine of Pibanete where the workers are trapped, and water is at a level between 30 and 32 meters out of 57 meters in the pit.

It is believed that there are 10 miners trapped, whose situation, unfortunately, is unknown because there is no contact with them. Another five got out, three of whom are still hospitalized but are doing well, Velazquez said.

Eighteen pumps equipment are operating 24 hours a day, extracting 11,000 cubic meters of water, seven generators and three transformers and another four in the process of being installed for a total of 14 pieces of equipment, and a power line for the equipment was extended to the site.


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