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The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that hope remains to rescue the 10 miners trapped in the Sabinas mine, Coahuilaafter the 5th day of the rescue attempt.
“We will remain hopeful, trusting that they are safe and that with everything we have been doing it can already be entered, it is that they are water straps of 20, 30 and 40 meters”, he commented this Sunday morning.
Leaving the hotel where he stayed in Manzanillo, Colima, where he is on a work tour, the Mexican president said he is evaluating the possibility of traveling this Sunday to the accident area in Coahuila.
“We are assessing the situation to decide (if you travel to Coahuila)because a lot of water is still being pumped,” he said.
For her part, Mrs. Magdalena, a relative of one of the trapped miners, told the media that the authorities had informed them at a meeting this Sunday morning that there was little left for the rescue.
“In good terms, there is little left for the rescue, it is about 25%all the wells have already advanced and the water is no longer filtering”, said Mrs. Magda.
Yesterday, Saturday, before supervising the construction work of the Welfare Universities in Colima, the Mexican president pointed out that the water levels that flooded the mine were falling thanks to the pumping equipment and the rescue work.
“We are very aware of the rescue of the miners, the water levels in the wells continue to dropwe want to see if the divers enter today, we already have all the pumps that are required of all the capacity, the Army is there, the DN-III Plan is being applied“, he commented.
Through his Twitter account, López Obrador also expressed that he remained hopeful that the miners would be rescued.
“Work continues day and night to rescue the miners of Sabinas, Coahuila. The main problem is the flooding, although the pumping equipment is sufficient and of the highest capacity”, he commented.
“Today (Saturday) is a decisive day because, according to the technicians, it will be known if there is a possibility that the divers will enter safely,” he said.
It was last Wednesday, August 3, around 1:35 p.m. local time, that the inhabitants of Sabinas reported the collapse of a coal mine in the community of Las Conchas, in the area of Agujita, where rescue teams are working at forced marches, including personnel from the Mexican Army, Civil Protection, the National Water Commission, as well as state and civil authorities, among others .
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