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One rescued in Mexico mine blast, others missing

Monday, August 6, 2012

One miner has been rescued following a coal mine collapse in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila Friday morning, and five more remain trapped, the mine operator said.

The explosion was triggered when a large amount of methane gas ignited, causing 100 metric tons f coal to collapse, mine owner Altos Hornos de Mexico said.

The explosion marks the second coal mine disaster at a small coal mine in northern Mexico in the past 10 days.

Source: Reuters