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Congressmen from Coahuila, Mexico, call for ending mining concessions

Congressmen from Coahuila, Mexico, call for ending mining concessions

Mexico City, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of Coahuila confirmed that it asked the Mexican government to cancel the mining concessions in that region after the flooding of a coal well where 10 miners are trapped.
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In a press release, the state legislature said that the exploitation of the workers and the risks that cause deaths merit the cancellation of these permits.

Congresswoman Yolanda Elizondo said that the flooding of the El Pinabete well of the Sabina mine denounced acts of complicity, negligence and corruption that are present in coal exploitation´s authorization, which represents accidents for sure and that is why the coal region is constantly in mourning.

According to the newspaper El Sol de Lagunilla, relatives of the trapped miners, and the five who managed to get out of the mine, denounced that they received threats from people posing as members of the Prosecutor’s Office, so that they would not give statements.

The truth is that the owner of the mine has not come forward and his identity has not been revealed.

On the other hand, today is a crucial day because after yesterday’s experience of a group of divers who did not manage to enter the waters, they are going to try to accelerate the extraction in order to lower the flooding to a level of 1,4 meters deep so that they can work on the search and rescue of the miners.

Hopes of finding them alive after drone raids through the mine’s interior and tunnels have been greatly diminished, family members admitted.

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