The nine workers trapped in a Colombian mine are rescued alive

The Colombian authorities rescued this Thursday alive the nine workers who had trapped in a coal mine of the municipality of Lenguazaque, in the department of Cundinamarca (center), due to a landslide that occurred on Wednesday.

This was reported by the president of the National Mining Agency (ANM), Juan Miguel Durán, who said on Twitter that "after hours work by the mine rescue team" Y "support teams now they were rescued alive the 9 people in Lenguazaque".

"Congratulations to our rescuers, engineers and logistics"added the official.

According to the ANM, the workers who had been trapped in the El Bosque Mine "are in good health, receiving appropriate medical care".

The governor of Cundinamarca, Nicolás García, said that after being rescued, the miners were transported in ambulances at dawn to the nearby municipality of Ubaté, where they received medical assistance.

"At 1:20 a.m. (06:20 GMT) the relief corps finished their work"Garcia added on Twitter.

In addition to the mining rescue team, firefighters from the municipality of Chocontá, the Civil Defense and the Police participated in the rescue work.

The miners were trapped several hours at a depth of 40 meters after the collapse.


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