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Mine that collapsed in Sabinas, Coahuila began operations in January: STPS – El Sol de México

The coal mine that collapsed this Wednesday in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, and in which nine workers are trapped, began operations in January of this year, without any incident being reported to date, reported the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS).

The agency in charge of Luisa Maria Mayor detailed in a statement that in the seven months that the mine has operated, it has not received any type of complaint for some type of event that threatens the safety of the workers who operate there.

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He explained that this afternoon’s accident occurred around 1:35 p.m. in the area known as Conchas, near the town of Agujita, about 300 kilometers from the state capital.

According to information from the Ministry of Labor itself, the incident occurred when the miners who were excavating ran into an area full of water, which caused a flood when it collapsed, trapping to a group of at least 11 people.

At the site of the mishap, reported the Secretary of Labor and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, there are already 92 elements of the National Defense, canine pairs, Civil Protection personnel and local authorities to carry out the rescue work.

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