At least 5 dead in Colombia coal mine explosion

A explosão aconteceu ontem, sexta-feira (4), e foi seguida pelos imediatos trabalhos de busca e resgate.

The explosion happened yesterday, Friday (4), and was followed by immediate search and rescue work. | Photo: Bigstock


An explosion at a coal mine located in the city of Samacá, in the department of Boyacá, Colombia, left at least five miners dead, according to information released this Saturday (5th). ) by the country’s National Mining Agency.

“Unfortunately, the five workers”, indicated the agency, through a post on Twitter.

The explosion, according to the agency, happened yesterday and was followed by immediate search efforts. and rescue. The commander of the Samacá Fire Department, Jeffer González, informed the press that an investigation was opened to identify the causes of the tragedy.

According to data from the National Mining Agency, last year, only in Boyacá, 52 accidents in the sector, which left 52 dead altogether, mainly in the towns of Socha, San Pablo de Borbur and Paipa.