2 confirmed dead in collapsed Mexico coal mine

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico – A northern Mexican coal mine has caved in, killing two men and injuring several more. Coahuila state Public Ministry spokesman Victor Manuel Martinez says more than 20 people were working at the mine owned by Minera Siderugica de Coahuila when the accident happened early Thursday. His is investigating the cause. Coahuila suffered one of Mexico’s worst mining accidents in 2006 when an explosion at the Pasta de Conchos coal mine killed 65 miners. Coahuila borders Texas. The United Steelworkers and the Mexican miners union have protested for years alleged health and safety violations at Mexican mines.

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