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Tragedy at Chilean Copper Mine

The brilliant rescue of 33 miners in Chile made headlines just a few weeks ago, but mine workers were not quite as lucky at the San Esteban Mining Company’s copper mine Los Reyes in Chile. Located in the same region a few kilometres away the mine lost two workers in an explosion and subsequent cave in.

The two miners who died when a charge exploded sooner than anticipated were identified as Homero Aguirre, 40, and Daniel Lazcano, 26. Five of their mining colleagues managed to escape the blast devastation.

One of them Mauricio Silva had to be taken to the Hospital of Copiapo as he had suffered a serious eye injury. The mine of Los Reyes is located in the Quebrada de Purquios near the international route that links the Atacama Desert with neighbouring Argentina.

The Atacama Mayor’s office released a statement giving the details of the mining accident and names of the miners who were killed and injured. An investigation is being conducted and so far it has emerged that the accident was caused due to mishandling of the explosives. The Mex

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