Miner dies in tunnel collapse (Philippines)

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela – A miner died while two others were rescued alive after a tunnel they were digging collapsed in Barangay Barangcuag, Angadanan, Isabela, it was learned yesterday.

A report relayed to Bombo Radyo by the operatives of the Rescue 922 based in Cauayan City, identified the dead miner as Zoilo Soliven Jr., 31, a resident of Barangay Barangcuag, Angadanan, Isabela. The names of the two rescued miners were withheld. According to the report, the tunnel collapsed while the three miners were digging for gold near a creek. Rescuers saved two of the miners while Soliven was already dead when they found him.



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