At least 20 miners trapped by landslide in a gold mine in Colombia

Colombian authorities are investigating the fate of 20 miners who were trapped after a collapse in a mine in the municipality of Neira, in the north of the department of Caldas, Colombia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian authorities are investigating the fate of 20 miners who were trapped by a landslide in a gold mine in the municipality of Neira, Caldas department, official sources advised on Friday, March 26. The Secretariat of Environment of Caldas detailed that the landslide happened in the vereda (village) El Bosque.

The director of the National Mining Agency (ANM), Juan Miguel Durán, assured that the emergency response protocol was activated after to the accident, which occurred in a mine tunnel "where 20 miners are estimated to be missing".

"A mining rescue team of the National Mining . . .

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