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Mexico (AP) — Stunned and saddened relatives held a vigil Wednesday outside a mine in northern Mexico where nine workers were trapped and possibly dead following an explosion that killed at least five of their colleagues.
A local civil protection official said toxic gases had dissipated enough to allow rescuers to begin exploring the mine's tunnels, the state-run Notimex news agency reported. Rescuers will work all night at the mine, and Chilean experts will visit the
There are no confirmed deaths and as of Tuesday afternoon rescue crews had yet to reach the trapped miners, said Luis Martinez, mayor of the town of San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila, where the mine is located. The 14 miners had gone
Authorities in northern Mexico say a gas explosion in a coal mine has trapped 14 miners. Coahuila state Civil Protection spokesman Jose Luis Ledezma says the explosion early Tuesday also injured a miner who hadn't entered the small mine...Continued