Nine Dead in Peru Mining Accidents

LIMA – Eight workers died in an accident at a coal mine in the northern Peruvian province of Oyon, the official Andina news agency said Wednesday. “We’re still carrying out the steps in the case with the aim of determining the causes of the accident that (resulted in) the deaths of the workers,” a police spokesman told Andina. The spokesman said that the incident occurred on Wednesday morning in a mine in the Gasuna sector of the mountains north of Lima. The bodies of the victims were transported to the Oyon morgue. An Oyon resident told RPP radio that the mine belongs to the firm Minera Gamuza. In another incident on Tuesday, a miner died and two others were seriously injured when part of a tunnel collapsed in the San Cristobal mine in the central region of Junin, CPN Radio reported.

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