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03 Apr 2020 | 04:00 PM UTC

Colombia: Explosion at mine in San Cayetano (Norte de Santander department) leaves six dead April 3

Explosion at mine in San Cayetano (Norte de Santander department) leaves six miners dead on April 3; avoid the area

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Event

Six miners were found dead following an explosion at a mine in the municipality of San Cayetano (Norte de Santander department) on Friday, April 3. One of the miners was rescued during emergency operations and later transferred to the Erasmo Meoz University Hospital in Cucuta. An investigation has been opened into the incident.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, such as road closures, are expected in the vicinity of the incident. 

Advice

Individuals in the San Cayetano are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all advice issued by the local authorities.