(CNN Spanish) – Civil Protection of Mexico confirmed this saturday that rescue teams located the body of one of the seven workers trapped by the collapse of a coal mine in the Múzquiz municipality in Coahuila, Mexico. “We express our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased worker,” Civil Protection wrote on Twitter, indicating that the government was working non-stop in search and rescue efforts to find the remaining miners.
The mine collapse occurred around 12:50 pm on Friday. The Secretary of Government of Coahuila, Fernando de las Fuentes Hernández, and the Attorney General of the State, Gerardo Márquez Guevara, are in the facilities of the drag mine in this municipality where 7 workers who were doing work were trapped.
Together with authorities from the Ministry of National Defense, National Guard, Single Command, Labor inspectors and Civil Protection, they coordinate actions to rescue the miners with the support of a specialized team from the company Minera del Norte Unidad MIMOSA.
Currently, work is being done on the mine’s drainage with hydraulic pumps, and the integration of two more teams with greater capacity is being negotiated with the National Water Commission to streamline activities.
The authorities remain at the site where the accident occurred to assist in the actions required to drain the workplace and locate the miners:
1.- Leopoldo “N”.
2.- Damien “N”.
3.- Mauricio “N”.
4.- Humberto “N”.
5.- Gonzalo “N”.
6.- Pedro “N”
7.- Francisco “N”.
The president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador referred to the situation in Coahuila.
He said that he has instructed the competent entities to go to the area and coordinate the rescue work with the local authorities.
“We want the rescue to be good for families and for everyone,” he wrote on Twitter.
In Xpujil, Campeche, I received the information that in Múzquiz, Coahuila, seven workers had been trapped in a mine by the spill of a water dam.
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) June 5, 2021
Múzquiz is located in the northeast of Mexico and the main economic activities are livestock and mining.
Omar Fajardo contributed to this report.