5 miners dead in Chile

Santiago, Chile (Prensa Latina) — A Chilean miner was killed and another worker was injured when a mine collapsed in the northern region of Antofagasta, according to the National Emergency Office (ONEMI).

The deposit is located near Taltal town and the Paranal Observatory, 1,100 kilometers north of the capital.

Preliminary reports on Sunday night noted that ten workers were trapped in the mine, a fact that forced the fire department of Antofagasta to mobilize.

However, an ONEMI last-minute report assured that only one miner was killed and another worker was injured.

Last Friday, four Chilean miners died after inhaling carbon monoxide in a copper mine without security conditions, in the region of Coquimbo.



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