Death Toll Rises to 21 in Coal Mine Explosion in Colombia

March 17, 2023

Tragedy in Colombia as 10 coal miners, who were reported missing after an explosion, have been found dead. That brings the death toll of this incident to 21. Eleven miners were initially reported dead the previous day, after officials say an accumulation of gas in six adjoining mines caused the explosion. Some miners were able to make it out in time. Accidents are common in illegal mines throughout the country, the government reportedly said. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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