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Two Ecuadorean miners dead

Two of four men trapped in an Ecuadorean mine cave-in were found dead Saturday in the latest accident to hit the industry in Latin America.

Two of four men trapped in an Ecuadorean mine cave-in were found dead Saturday in the latest accident to hit the industry in Latin America.

Contrasting with the jubilation at the rescue of 33 miners in Chile, the two Ecuadorean miners’ bodies were brought out to disconsolate relatives at the small gold mine in Portovelo near the Peruvian border.

The miners were trapped some 500 feet underground when a tunnel collapsed early Friday. Officials blamed the accident on water leaks.

 
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