Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Colombian divers recover cyanide can sunk in river
+ -
10:48, September 01, 2008

 Related News
 Colombia to send demining experts to Afghanistan
 Colombian government says FARC victims apply for reparation
 7 dead, 50 injured in Colombia bomb blas
 Explosion in Colombia kills 7, injures 50
 Colombia to extradite 16 nationals, 1 foreigner to U.S.
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Divers of the Colombian army retrieved on Sunday the first of 100 cyanide cans that fell into the country's principal Magdalena River in a ferry accident early Saturday.

The recovered can was "unbroken", which Environment Minister Juan Lozano said was "good news".

"It is in good state. This allows us to think that the rest will be taken out very soon," he said.

At least seven trucks sank in the river in the accident that took place near the city of Gamarra in the northeastern province of El Cesar. As there were cyanide and other fuels on one of the sunk trucks, all the river's aqueducts were ordered to be closed.

A group of 14 divers are now working to bring afloat the rest of the cans. Lozano said he would visit the zone soon together with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Rio Magdalena Corporation, the company that was in charge of the transportation of the trucks, said "the ferry's obsolesces or a nightly back current" were the possible causes of the accident.

Luz Amanda Pulido, director of the Attention and Disasters Prevention Bureau, alerted the riverine municipalities in El Cesarand nearby provinces for the consequences of a probable contamination.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
U.S. congressman opposes House resolution on China 
Tiny singer wins heart of nation
Two suspected terrorists identified in W China's Xinjiang
To foreign friends: Experience the real China
French president: Beijing Olympics to achieve success of world renown 

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/6490555.pdf