Mexico Abandons Hope To Rescue Miners Alive

Miners helping in the rescue operation of fellow trapped miners are interviewed in San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila state, Mexico, May 4, 2011. The administration of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has resuscitated a form of coal mining so dangerous and primitive that both houses of Mexico’s Congress tried to ban it in 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

On Monday, the Mexican authorities dropped an 11-month plan in hopes of searching and recovering the bodies of 10 coal miners that were trapped underground a month ago, which is seen as them admitting that they can’t rescue the trapped men alive.

This plan of recovery came right after it was announced that a tunnel wall collapsed and flooded the Pinabete mine in the northern border state of Coahuila on August 3rd, which ended up triggering weeks of around-the-clock rescue attempts to get the water out of the mine in hopes of freeing the men, according to online casino real money.

Head of national electricity company CFE, Manuel Bartlett, spoke to reporters on Monday during his visit to the mine. He claimed that a plan was being executed to establish an open pit mine to recover the body of the miners.

Speaking to the reporters, Bartlett said: “We have the clear assignment from the president … to start immediately, by the method of this open pit, to locate and rescue the bodies of the miners who lost their lives here.”

Mexican attorney general’s office claimed that it had been given arrest warrants for three people who “allowed illegal coal exploitation activities” at the Pinabete mine.

The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, previously signaled the government’s transition from rescue to recovery on August 28, when he revealed that a plan is in the works to “remove the bodies” from the mine.

Director of Mexico’s Civil Protection Agency, Laura Velazquez, and Bartlett have met with the wives of the miners, who are in agreement with the new plan of “removing” according to Velazquez and top online casinos.

Last week, the Mexican President claimed that the miners’ families will be given government compensation having noted that many citizens live in poverty.

On Monday, CFE dropped a detailed explanation about how the bodies will be recovered by pulling out 5.6 million cubic meters of material from an open mine that is expected to measure 450 meters long, 60 meters deep, and 320 meters wide.

All of this will happen in six stages over 11 months, according to the CFE.

Reports have it that five miners were able to escape after the initial incident, but there have not been any signs of life from the rest of the miners. Rescuers, including soldiers and military scuba divers, have taken part in the rescue efforts that have been made over the last few weeks.

Mexico Daily Post