3 miners die for inhaling gas at coal mine in Colombia

11:33, July 10, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Three miners died for inhaling gas inside a coal mine in a rural zone of Valle del Cauca department, southwest of Colombia, the authorities said on Friday.

Environment director of Jamundi municipality Carlos Rosero told Xinhua that the event occurred on Thursday but until Friday they rescued the corpses.

"This occurred on Thursday noon. I know there are three people who died inside the mine in Cascarillal lane, a house near Jamundi municipality," Rosero said.

According to Rosero, the miners died "for inhaling gas" but not for a landslide inside the mine.

In June, 73 miners died inside a coal mine in Antioquia department, due to an explosion.

According to the Colombian Mining and Energy Ministry, the country produced each year 70 million cubic tones of coal, from them some 66 million cubic tones are exported to Europe and the United States.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion