Heavy rain triggers gold mine collapse, killing 3 in northwest Nicaragua

Heavy rain triggers gold mine collapse, killing 3 in northwest Nicaragua

Three people died after a portion of a gold mine collapsed due to heavy rain in northwest Nicaragua, the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Attention (SINAPRED) confirmed.

The landslide occurred in the Rincon de Garcia mine in Villanueva, Chinandega Department, during the afternoon of June 17.

After days of search and rescue operations, SINAPRED reported Monday that rescue teams retrieved three bodies of miners aged 16, 19, and 26.

In 2014, four people were killed after a landslide occurred in the same mine.

Featured image credit: SINAPRED


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