2015 Guyana Gold Mine Collapse

2015 Guyana Gold Mine Collapse3 posts
19 May, 2015

Six bodies found

Death Count

After over 24 hours of digging and searching, officials find the bodies of six of the ten miners trapped when the mine collapsed. Four others are still missing. Police:

Rescue crews in Guyana have recovered the bodies of six miners who had been missing since an open-pit gold mine collapsed in the South American country. Authorities are still searching for four other miners. Crews are digging despite heavy rains and mud to recover bodies buried up to 20 feet (6 meters) in the pit.

18 May, 2015

Search continues

mine collapse search for survivorsTeams continue to search through debris and dig out mud deposits in an effort to locate ten workers buried alive as a mine gold mine collapses in Guyana. Hope for locating survivors wanes. Police:

Authorities are digging through the mud in an attempt to rescue the men but it appears unlikely any survived. Seven miners were injured and treated at a hospital in the nearest town.

17 May, 2015

Mine collapses

Industrial Accident

guyana gold mine collapseGuyana gold mine collapses and buries ten miners, injures at least seven. The inured are being treated in area hospitals. Official:

Recent heavy rains have made the work especially treacherous. [The] organization has been working to persuade operators to provide adequate support for the mud walls but said many disregard those precautions.

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