Rescuers work to free 10 miners trapped in Mexico coal mine

STORY: Ten miners became trapped on Wednesday (August 3) after their excavation work caused a tunnel wall to collapse, triggering flooding in three wells.

On Friday (August 5) afternoon, rescue teams were still pumping water out of the mine before rescuers could get in.

Families have kept vigil around the clock at the site, sleeping in plastic chairs, cots, and on blankets spread across the dusty ground while waiting for news about their loved ones.

Five people were able to escape the accident.

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