For more than three days, four miners were trapped 1,050 meters below ground after a landslide occurred in the Pampahuay coal mine. They were successfully rescued last night.
The minister of Energy and Mines (Mem), Francisco Ísmodes, said on Twitter that brigades of 40 men had been working on the rescue since Friday and that the trapped miners had been receiving water and oxygen through a hose.
“The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that the miners are being transported by ambulance to the hospital in the city of Huacho, north of Lima”, El Comercio revealed.
The manager of the municipality of Oyón, Raúl Ortega, informed this newspaper that the men did not show serious damage to their health. They were received with hugs and tears by their relatives who were waiting for their rescue.
This mine is located in the municipality of Oyón, which is located 200 km north of Lima, and it’s not the first time an accident occurs. In the past, events like these have resulted in death.
The rescued miners were identified as Angel Vega, 31; Jonas Cuenca, 30; Gregorio Rodríguez, 40, and Abraham Reynaldo Araujo, of whom the ministry did not give his age.