Rescue efforts underway to free 3 miners trapped deep underground in Chile
Specialised groups are working to attempt to rescue three Bolivians trapped deep underground in a mine in northern Chile, authorities mentioned Friday.
The San Jose mine collapsed late Thursday, trapping the lads at a depth of almost 100 metres. Native officers confirmed that the lads are alive.
“We have been in contact with them by means of bangs and sounds,” Antofagasta regional Gov. Marco Antonio Diaz mentioned, including that geotechnical consultants from mines throughout the area have been aiding the rescue efforts, which included detonating small explosives to attempt to take away a big rock blocking the mine shaft.
Firefighters joined different rescue groups on the mine some 1,500 kilometres north of the Chilean capital, Santiago.
The miners have been recognized as Leonardo Condori, 62; Salomon Veinzaga, 45; and his 19-year-old son, Lenin Veinzaga. Bolivian President Evo Morales mentioned on Twitter that he’s nervous about his countrymen and provided thanks to his Chilean counterpart for the rescue efforts.
Alfonso Domeyko, head of Chile’s mining regulator Sernageomin, mentioned the mine was inspected in early June and a few minor issues have been noticed, however he mentioned the operation was following the principles and its permits have been inside the regulation.
The accident has introduced again recollections of a collapse at a Chilean mine that trapped 33 males deep under the earth for 69 days in 2010. They survived longer than any trapped miners earlier than, and their rescue mesmerized hundreds of thousands worldwide.
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