President, Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)Arrived this afternoon on Sunday, August 7th Sabinas, Coahuila, aboard a military aircraft to personally monitor 10 miners rescue Those who were trapped after falling in a coal pit since last August 3.
López Obrador entered the back of the mine to verify the progress of the rescue to meet the rescuers and closest relatives. He was escorted by a military convoy and received by the governor of the state, Miguel Riquelme. However, López Obrador only approached to exchange a few words and received various criticisms and even setbacks.
He said, ‘I’m going there (Coahuila). I’m going to see how the rescue is (…) I’m going to see how the situation is,” he remarked while leaving the press conference this Sunday Kolyma, From where he flew to the border state.
It should be remembered that his arrival in the area was . is referred to as ShellsWhere the collapse was reported, it was anticipated a few hours earlier, when, in front of some journalists, it was also revealed that “Lots of water being pumped out” In the wells, despite the efforts of the DN-III-E, it is planned to remove the water mirror restricting the entry of the support brigade.
In that period, Tabascan reports that they have discovered Water depth up to 40 meters that one of the abandoned mines continues to irrigate the area where the miners worked before the tragedy. However, he was confident that federal operations would support lowering levels.
“We’re going to remain hopeful, trusting that they are safe.”
AMLO confirmed that the owner of the mine already had full information: “Knows Everything”, declared; However, it should be noted, the chief executive had requested in recent days Prioritize the rescue of the victims before the search for the perpetrators.
In a brief meeting with the media, he was asked when the rescue would take place, to which he commented that they are working on it so that it happens at the earliest. Amidst the sloganeering and claims of the relatives, the President said that Will prioritize the rescue of miners And then give justice.
Four days have passed since ten miners were locked in a tunnel incommunicado and 60 meters underground , Easily surrounded by 34 meters of water. Oxygen shortage and uncertainty have rescued A time trial issue.
in the midst of intrigue for moving slowly to lower the water mirror and unknown to know whether divers or brigades can enter the wells, Coahuila’s government confirm register then important Reduction in water level “thanks to the installation of pumping equipment with greater capacity”.
“With the extraction work (…) Another bomb was planted inside One hole which was drilled and is currently working for conditioning of the other and exploring for realization of two more holes”, he explained in a document.
Also, Miguel ngel Riquelme. administration of made it known so as not to interfere with subsequent maneuvers Of rescue work
“Image studies were completed using submersible cameras in 3 wells starting yesterday afternoon, showed” there is no obstacle for subsequent maneuvers.
Landslide was reported inside at 1:35 pm a coal pitlocated in the area known as Shells of the municipality Sabines, very close to the US border caused floods in which miners were trapped and surrounded by tunnels 34 meters of water.
It is important to mention that the structure of the said mine is made up of three shafts, out of which one was obsolete (well 1); This is the place where the workers carried out their quarrying activities manual equipment.
Thus, while the miners were carrying out their activities, they ran into a Surrounding area full of water – related to the connection between wells 1 and 2 – which ended in the collapse and flooding of the entire system.