Collapse traps at least 11 gold miners in Honduras

first_imgRelated posts:Honduran lawmaker arrested in road rage shooting death Police clash with demonstrators on hunger strike against corruption in Honduras Scandal-plagued Honduras needs dramatic overhaul, say analysts Honduras court orders house arrest for US-targeted tycoon Jaime Rosenthal TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine in Honduras trapped at least 11 miners Wednesday, officials said.The workers are stuck at a depth of 80 meters (260 feet) in the southern town of El Corpus, said Oscar Triminio, a spokesman for the fire brigade in the Honduran capital.Rescuers cannot use machinery to try to get to the miners because the earth at the mine is unstable. So crews are working with their hands, he said.Earlier this year one person died and another was injured at a cave-in at the same mine, Triminio said. Facebook Commentslast_img

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