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Recovery efforts continue as bodies are pulled from flooded Múzquiz Mine

Múzquiz Mine, Coahuila — As of Sunday night, the bodies of four miners were pulled from flooded passages of the Múzquiz Mine. According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the first body was located Saturday and identified as 56-year-old Mauricio N.

Over the weekend as rescue efforts continued, the bodies of three more men were removed. They have been identified as Pedro N, 26, Humberto N, 41 and 55-year-old Gonzalo N. Rescue workers have been on site around the clock in an attempt to locate the remaining men from the flooded mine.

The government of Coahuila said “the work will not be suspended and the rescue efforts will continue until they rescue all seven people who were reported to be working inside the mine.”

According to a statement from the government, the first body was located at 5:40 a.m. Saturday with a second being found around 9:30 a.m. The other two were located between 11:30 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. Sunday. The government of Coahuila said that three others remain inside the mine with whom it has not been possible to establish contact.

Through social networks, Civil Protection expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased workers. The federal government “continues to work uninterruptedly in the search and rescue of the remaining miners,” they added.

The three missing miners have been identified as Leopoldo N, Damián N and Francisco N. The mine collapsed Friday after heavy rains entered the region, causing a section of the mine to give way and flood, trapping seven miners at the time.