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Rescue efforts continue in Mexico to find miners


Rescue efforts continue in Mexico to find miners

Mexico City, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The coordinator of Civil Protection, Laura Velázquez, ruled out that the source of the mine flooding in the state of Coahuila is the Sabinas River, which gives its name to the coal deposit.
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In her daily report at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s press conference, which took place this Friday in Baja California, she said that the work of bailing out the three wells in which 10 miners have been trapped since August 3 after the walls of the tunnels collapsed and flooded is intensifying.

Experts from Germany and the United States are collaborating in the diagnostics with the Mexican specialists to determine the leaks in order to plug them with concrete and prevent them from continuing to run into the three main wells and to be able to go down into them to rescue the workers.

The official explained that these are preliminary but important results, such as the detection of a hollow point between the wells through which water is flowing and a drilling is being carried out in that place to introduce a camera and determine the actions to be taken.

She said that they are continuing with the surrounding boreholes and that soon there will be a substantial decrease in water. So far 445,000 cubic meters have been released.

In the last 24 hours 53,000 cubic meters were extracted, the pumps continue working permanently and are extracting 651 liters per minute, which has allowed the stagnant water in the wells to be between 31 and 34 meters deep.


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