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Colombia’s coal miners

In our thoughts today are the men of the San Fernando coal mine, Amagá, Antioquia. Today’s explosion that has killed at least three workers (some reports now say five) is the second fatal accident there in two years. Apparently up to 80 men are still trapped in the mine

But of course, Colombia needs no updating of its mining laws. Just keep piling your cash into the place and don’t worry ’bout it, Canucks.

UPDATE: and it’s not good news, either. Reports are now of 16 dead and 72 still trapped. President Uribe is on his way to the scene.

UPDATE 2: This is really terrible. 18 now confirmed dead and 70 feared dead. Here’s Reuters in English.

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