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.
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