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Second mine accident reported in Mexico

05-06-2011 15:46 BJT

MEXICO CITY, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Three unauthorized miners have been killed in an abandoned opal mine in western Mexico, the Secretariat of Economy reported late Thursday.

The illegal miners were trapped after a wall in the mine collapsed, the secretariat said via its twitter account.

Rescue work was unsuccessful at the mine, located in the town of Hostotipaquillo, west of Guadalajara.

"The municipal authorities are doing an excellent job in rescuing the trapped people. Unfortunately, there is no good news," the secretariat said.

Secretary of Economy Bruno Ferrari is expected to travel to the mine Friday.

The accident came two days after a gas explosion Tuesday at a coal mine in northern Mexico trapped 14 miners. Six of the miners have been found dead and rescue efforts have been temporarily suspended.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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