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Seven trapped after Tule mine collapses in Coahuila

Múzquiz, Coahuila — Seven minors remain trapped underground after a collapse at the Tule Mine in Múzquiz. The collapse is being blamed on recent heavy rains. On Friday, intense rescue missions began after at least seven men became trapped.

According to the state governor Miguel Ángel Riquelme, the collapse of the mine in the municipality of Múzquiz in the state of Coahuila occurred due to the rains. “This is the information that Civil Protection authorities gave me,” he said.

The Secretary of Labor of Coahuila said on Friday around 12:50 p.m., an area where machinery was digging collapsed and filled with water.

According to Civil Protection, divers are also part of the rescue mission as are aerial drones. Work to drain the mine with hydraulic pumps began Friday shortly after the collapse. Local authorities, along with family members of the trapped men, remain at the site of the accident.