© Reuters. Authorities are pictured at the facility of a coal mine that collapsed, trapping mining workers, in Sabinas, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, August 3, 2022. REUTERS / Antonio Ojeda
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescuers in Mexico, including dozens of soldiers, worked desperately on Wednesday to reach ten miners trapped in a flooded coal mine following a side wall collapse in, said the Disaster Processor.
The Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection said three miners were rescued and hospitalized in an update on rescue efforts at the mine site in Sabinas city in the northern state of Coahuila.
Television footage showed family members outside the mine searching for information on the missing men.
“I hope we find them safe,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said earlier on Twitter (NYSE:). Lopez Obrador said nine miners were likely trapped, but authorities adjusted the number later.
The president said about 92 soldiers were working at the scene, as were specialists and rescue dogs.
The Labor Department said it had not received any safety complaints at the mine, which began operations in January.