12 artisanal miners die of ‘respiratory failure’ after heavy rain at mine in Venezuela’s Bolívar state

(CNN Spanish) — Venezuelan Bolívar State Citizens’ Security Secretary Edgar Colina Reyes said on Saturday that 12 artisanal miners died on Wednesday, May 31, due to “respiratory failure” while working in a mine and after experiencing strong rains in the El Municipality of Callao. , without providing further details about the incident.

“Right now we are in the process of identifying them and then taking them to the hospital and handing them over to their relatives,” explained Colina Reyes in a video posted on social networks.

At the moment, no further details are known about the incident.

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