At least eight killed and five gone missing in a coal mine blast in Columbia
In the central Colombia, at least people died in explosion at an illegal coal mine, while the rescuers are still searching for the other five person who have gone missing after the explosion.
The blast occurred at a coal mine located in the town of Cucunuba in Cundinamarca state, nearly 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Bogota, at about 2130 GMT.
According to earlier reports by the authorities, two miners got killed and 11 miners are missing in the disaster.
Team of rescuers including seven engineers and 35 miners are working hard to search and rescue the missing.
“We are going to dig by hand throughout the night to try to rescue” the missing workers, Wilson Garcia, director of the emergency response unit in Cundinamarca, told the press.
To express his solidarity, President Juan Manuel Santos used Twitter and tweeted in the following words,
“solidarity with the victims.”
According to the officials, the cause of the explosion is not determined yet.
You may be interested
Pakistan Army launches “Operation Khyber lV” in the Pak-Afghan border areaJanet Mayson - Jul 16, 2017
According to a statement given by Pakistan's military wing "Inter-Service Public Relation" in a press briefing on Sunday, it has been shared that…
Brother of Iran’s President sent behind bars over financial chargesJanet Mayson - Jul 16, 2017
Brother of Iran's President has been sent to prison over financial charges. During a press briefing, Iran's judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said on…
Egyptian police beefs up security following deadly beach attackJanet Mayson - Jul 15, 2017
The Egyptian police have increased the security in the port of Hurghada as investigators are on the search for motives in a high-profile…