Three die in Peru mining accident

March 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Lima, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Three workers trapped by a cave-in at a mine in central Peru are dead, an official said.

Jose Luis Vicuna, the regional emergency services chief, Friday identified the victims of Thursday’s accident only as three men aged 19, 22 and 32.

Sources in the Peru National Police said that officers at a precinct in the Lima municipality of Chaclacayo, which is closest to the mine, have organized a team of 40 people to hike to the scene of the disaster once the exact location is verified from the air.

Authorities were alerted to the cave-in by a miner who managed to get out and went to to seek help for his trapped colleagues.


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