Mexican president flags Saturday as definitive day to rescue 10 miners

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday would be a big day in Mexico’s effort to rescue 10 miners trapped in a coal mine. Stated.

Miners were trapped Wednesday during drilling operations at a mine on the northern border of Coahuila state when a tunnel wall collapsed and flooded three wells.

Lopez Obrador said on Twitter: “Today is definitive as we can tell if divers have a chance to enter without risk, according to techs.

López Obrador said rescue efforts are continuing day and night.

“The main problem is flooding, but the pumping equipment is sufficient and has maximum capacity,” he added.

Families are on site 24 hours a day, sleeping in plastic chairs, cribs and blankets on the dusty ground, awaiting news of their loved ones.

Five people escaped the accident.

The mine began operations in January and had no “record of any kind of anomaly complaints,” according to the Labor Department.

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