Corporacion Minera Dominicana (Cormidom), president Paul Marinko could not give a date for the rescuing of the two miners caught underground after rocks collapsed in the copper and zinc mine in central Monseñor Nouel province on Sunday, 31 July 2022. The mine is Chinese-owned.
The miners caught underground are mine assistant 28-year old Gregory Mendez Torres, a native of same Monseñor Nouel province, and Colombian mining expert 40-year old Carlos Yepez Ospina.
The rock fall occurred on level 215 where the miners were working at 1:10am.
Marinko said Yepez and Méndez are receiving food and beverages. He said they have enough air to keep them in good condition underground. Both are in good health and spirits, said the company. As proof, a photograph of both taken on Tuesday, 2 August 2022 in which they were smiling was presented.
Yepez’s wife arrived from Colombia...
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