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11 Killed in Explosion at Veracruz Coal Mine in Colombia

Coal News - Published on Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Image Source: Veracruz Coal Mine Accident
Eleven people died and four were injured following an accidental explosion at a coal mine in Colombia’s central Cundinamarca department. The incident took place at the Veracruz coal mine, a legal operation located in the Cucunuba municipality. According to the governor of Cundinamarca, Nicolas Garcia, the explosion was caused by the accumulation of gases where 22 miners were working.

Mining activity was included in the exceptions allowed by the decree of the national government. After the accident was made public, the National Mining Agency announced a halt to all underground coal mining operations in Cucunuba.

Last Friday, six other miners died after an explosion at a mine in Norte de Santander, on the border with Venezuela. Only one survived and was transferred to the city of Cucuta.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 06 Apr 2020
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