Miners Remain Trapped in Coahuila, AMLO Visits Site

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Four days after at least 10 men were trapped in the collapsed El Pinabete coal mine in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, with prospects of their survival dimming rapidly as rescue workers have been unable to drain a 40-meter flood of water that has filled the mine, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Sunday, Aug. 7, visited the site of the disaster.

The miners were trapped on Wednesday, Aug. 3, in a 60-meter-deep mine after a landslide and subsequent flooding, in Sabinas, Coahuila.

Speaking from his hotel in the nearby state of Colima on Sunday morning, where he was in tour this weekend, López Obrador said that he would “assess the situation” to decide whether to visit the site. Later in the day, he decided to fly to the location of the mine collapse.

Meanwhile, he said, government rescue efforts would remain underway, and he and his administration would “remain hopeful” that the trapped miners would be rescued.


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