Colombia mine explosion kills 11 people, four missing
BOGOTA, 28th February, 2022 – An explosion at a coal mine in Colombia’s Boyaca province killed 11 people and left four missing, the National Mining Agency (ANM) said on Sunday.
The accident occurred on Saturday night and was caused by a build up of methane gas at the mine, which is located in the Tasco municipality, the ANM said.
Colombia saw 128 mining accidents in 2021, which killed 148 dead.
So far this year 19 mining accidents have taken place, with 36 deaths, according to the ANM.