Little Hope For Eight Trapped Honduran Miners
Rescuers said there was little hope that eight miners trapped underground in an illegal Honduran gold mine would be found alive, after rescue efforts were suspended on Saturday due to the risk of new landslides. Rescue workers said they had smelled foul odors coming from the mine during an operation on Friday to free three of the 11 workers trapped by a landslide at the mine in San Juan Arriba on Wednesday. There have been no signs of life from the eight still missing and their location in the mine, a labyrinth of vertical and horizontal tunnels, is unknown. Rescue spokesman Oscar Triminio told Reuters, “More than 60 hours have passed now and its difficult to think that they are alive.” Rescue operations have been suspended since Friday night due to the risk of new landslides inside the mine trapping rescue workers.
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