Colombia: Explosion leaves 31 missing or dead

By
February 3, 2007 22:55

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

At least 31 miners are missing and feared dead following a powerful explosion Saturday in a coal mine in northeast Colombia, authorities said. The blast burying the miners took place around 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) at La Preciosa mine located in the remote hamlet of San Roque, 410 kilometers (255 miles) northeast of Bogota. "There is a lot of gas inside and we're in the process of trying to get it out to see if rescue crews can go inside," Fernando Rosales, director of civil defense in Norte de Santander state, told The Associated Press from outside the mine. Rosales said the 31 missing miners were buried in two separate underground tunnels.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

October 18, 2018
Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

By REUTERS