Coalmine blast in Columbia kills 73

20th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A methane explosion that rippled through a coalmine in north-western Columbia on Wednesday left at least 73 miners and more than 50 have been trapped at a depth of almost 2 km. Rescue work at the San Fernando mine in Amaga, Antioquia province continues unabated but hopes of finding anyone alive are fading every hour.

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