Man trapped in Peru gold mine rescued

April 20th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS  

Lima, April 20 (IANS/EFE) A miner who was trapped in a cave-in at a southeastern Peruvian gold mine earlier this week has been rescued.

Medardo Gutierrez had been partially buried in the cave-in of a portion of the underground Luicho gold mine, located in the district of Colca, in Paucar del Sara Sara province.

Gutierrez suffered some bruises and cuts in the accident.

The accident in Colca comes a week after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala personally led the rescue of nine men who spent five days trapped underground at a mine in the southern region of Ica.

The government has pledged to address safety issues surrounding informal, or unregulated, mining in Peru, especially in the southern part of the Andean nation.

–IANS/EFE
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