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Mongolian rescuers retrieve bodies of four missing miners

Staff Writer | March 10, 2019
The bodies of the four miners who went missing after a gold mine collapsed in Mongolia's central province of Tuv in late February have been retrieved, the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Saturday.
Eco Altan Zaamar
Asia   The last body was pulled out from the mine
The four miners went missing after the accident happened at the open-pit gold mine run by the company Eco Altan Zaamar in Zaamar soum of the province on Feb. 28.

The last body was pulled out from the mine, which is around 80 meters deep and 100 meters wide, on Saturday morning, NEMA said, adding that more than 100 people, including NEMA rescuers, were involved in the search for the miners.

The cause of the accident is still unknown.