Two Bodies Recovered After Nicaragua Mine Collapse: Official
Managua, Dec 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Dec, 2020 ) :Rescue workers on Saturday said they had recovered the bodies of two men trapped in the collapse in southern Nicaragua of an unlicensed gold mine.
Amaru Ruiz, director of the nonprofit Fundacion del Rio, told AFP that the hillside was honeycombed by mining tunnels dug over the years on private property.
An estimated 3,000 people work in Nicaragua's unlicensed mines.
Months of rain -- including the devastating passage last month of hurricanes Eta and Iota -- had saturated and weakened the clayey land, Ruiz added.
Landslides last month in northern Nicaragua claimed at least seven lives.