Flooded Mexico mine rescue efforts impeded by debris, residents hold vigil for families

From Global News.

Rescue efforts at an underground mine in Mexico was impeded this week by debris and darkness as teams made their first attempt to descend into the flooded site where 10 miners have been trapped for a week.

Mexican officials said Thursday they had managed to dramatically reduce water depths that initially had topped about 30 metres (100 feet).

But they have since struggled to send in rescue teams even on preliminary efforts to gauge whether conditions would be safe for a rescue mission.

Local residents of Sabinas, in Mexico’s Coahuila state, held a vigil to support the families of the miners trapped.

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