Three gold miners die in accident in Nicaragua

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Tuesday October 17, 2017
Written by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Managua, Nicaragua – Authorities in Nicaragua say three wildcat gold miners have died from asphyxiation caused by a pump they ran at the bottom of a 70-foot shaft.

Vice-President Rosario Murillo says the men were working in the Bonanza municipality about 250 miles (400 kilometres) northeast of the capital.

She said Friday that one of the miners apparently passed out as they were climbing out, knocking all three back down the hole where they succumbed to gases and water.

A mining company was assisting authorities in recovery of the bodies.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017

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