Search For Missing Trapped Miners To Continue Today

Families of trapped missing miners waiting anxsioulsy for some results.
Families of trapped missing miners waiting anxsioulsy for some results.

NICARAGUA NEWS (La Prensa) – The search for the trapped miners was suspended Monday following a late afternoon landslide, forcing rescuers workers back for security, in the El Comal mine, in Bonanza, in the northern Caribbean region.

Rescuers were not affected by the collapse, but feared conditions may make it difficult to reach the depths of the mine.

However, authorities say the rescue work will continue Tuesday.

A group of 34 members of the Dirección General de Bomberos (DGB) – fire department, will join brigades from the Bonanza municipalisty and HEMCO, with the support of the rescued miners, will be working around the clock looking for the remaining trapped miners.

Rescue workers planning strategy to reach the missing and trapped miners
Rescue workers planning strategy to reach the missing and trapped miners

It was on August 28, when a landslide trapped 28 miners inside the El Comal miners.

On Monday, rescue workers were within reach of the remaining trapped, when a landslide surprised them and had to call off their efforts.

The stink from the possible dead bodies led rescue workers to beleive their were close, and medical teams were preparing for the recovery of the bodies. But nothing was found.

While families are still waiting for authorities to find their living relatives or dead, the population of Bonanza is using the municipal courtyard to pray, the community expressing solidarity by bringing them food and comfort to the huts where they remain waiting for their loved ones.