Colombia coal mine explosion kills at least 11

15-03-2023 04:16 PM

Ammon News - At least 11 people died and ten more remain trapped following a coal mine explosion in central Colombia, the governor of Cundinamarca department said Wednesday.

The accident in the municipality of Sutatausa was caused by an accumulation of gases that exploded after a worker's tool caused a spark, Governor Nicolas Garcia told Blu Radio.

The governor said retrieving the bodies was under way with ropes, adding that there is little chance of finding the other 10 trapped alive.

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