Government plans to rescue bodies in Pasta de Conchos by 2022

Government plans to rescue bodies in Pasta de Conchos by 2022

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The federal government plans to begin in the first quarter of 2022 the rescue of 63 bodies of workers who were buried after an explosion in 2006 at Grupo México’s Pasta de Conchos coal mine in Coahuila.

In a ceremony together with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the disaster site, the director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett, explained that the first excavations will begin in September 2021 to conclude the search in August 2024 .

The president ordered Bartlett and the CFE to take responsibility for the work to recover the bodies.

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Accompanied by his cabinet secretaries, López Obrador went to the mine, where he met with the families of the 63 buried miners.

In the event, the president signed an act of intention towards the comprehensive reparation of the Pasta de Conchos mine case, with which he promises to give compensation to each of the 65 families.

In addition to the rescue of the bodies, the comprehensive repair will include resources for the improvement of the Nueva Rosita town and the municipality of San Juan de Sabinas with works by the Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development Secretariat (Sedatu).

The first rescue attempts were carried out by the Grupo México company, but they were only able to recover two bodies of the 65 workers who died in the accident.

With information from Reuters

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