Mexico’s president flags ‘decisive’ day for rescuing 10 miners

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Saturday will be a crucial day in Mexico’s effort to rescue 10 miners trapped in a coal mine, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. The miners became trapped on Wednesday at a mine in the northern border state of Coahuila when their excavation work caused a tunnel wall to collapse, triggering flooding in three wells. “Today is decisive, because, according to the technicians, we will know if there’s a chance for divers to enter without risk,” Lopez Obrador wrote on Twitter. Six divers from Mexican Special Forces were sent to aid in the rescue effort, which …

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