Laura Velázquez, national coordinator of Civil Protection, reported that work continues to the rescue of 10 trapped miners in the El Pinabete mine and that it is expected that this Thursday the goal of “getting our miners out” will be achieved.
During the press conference “morning” this Monday at the National Palace, the head of Civil Protection mentioned to the President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that works together with Conagua, Pemex, IMSS, the government of Coahuila and volunteer miners to “achieving the goal of removing our miners who are in the ‘Pinabete’ mine and hopefully today, Mr. President”.
In her remote link, Laura Velázquez pointed out that since last August 3, the day of the incident, until this Thursday, 148,460 m3 have been extracted from the mine shafts and highlighted that only yesterday 18,425 m3 were extracted. She specified that there is an outlet flow of 291 liters per second, the water extraction pumps continue to operate in the wells and four holes in which they also placed hydraulic pumps.
Velázquez Alzúa commented that despite the weather difficulties, “we are dedicated and very committed and we are not going to leave until we rescue the miners; work has never been suspended and there is no risk of collapse.” Likewise, he highlighted that a total of 183 hours of uninterrupted work have been carried out to achieve the rescue of the 10 miners who are underground in the coal mines in the community of Agujitas in Sabinas, Coahuila.
The work does not stop and has been carried out tirelessly day and night, “they work 24 hours a day and the relatives of the miners can testify to this,” he emphasized. The national coordinator of Civil Protection highlighted to President López Obrador in the Treasury room that yesterday, Wednesday, a diving team from the Ministry of National Defense made a dive in well number 4 of the El Pinabete mine at 5:56 p.m.
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