Mexican rescue crews have launched an operation to free at least 11 miners who are trapped in a collapsed mine in the town of Agujita, Sabinas municipality, Coahuila.
“A coal mine collapsed in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, which caused a tunnel to flood. We hope to find them safe,” confirmed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Obrador said that the Secretaries of Labor and Security, Civil Protection , the Army are already coordinating with rescue efforts.
Miner Aurelio Torres managed to escape the collapse and helped two more workers go to the surface.
Torres and the two others who escaped were hospitalized after reaching the surface.
The Secretary of the Interior of Coahuila said that they are still unsure how many miners were actually inside because the person in charge of the site, Cristian Solís Arriaga, has reportedly fled.
“The work will not stop until they are found. The Mexican government guarantees all the necessary resources to carry out the search and rescue operations,” said the security ministry.
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