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Three killed in Ecuador mine collapse

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 19, 2020
An illegal coal mine collapsed in a landslide in north-western Ecuador, killing at least three people, the country's disaster relief agency said Thursday.
Esmeraldas province
Ecuador   Esmeraldas province
Three people were rescued, and another two are still missing, said the National Risk and Emergency Management Service.

Topics: Ecuador

The collapse happened in the Esmeraldas province near the border with Colombia.

Local media reported that the accident resulted from excavations in an illegal mine that caused a landslide.

"I have ordered risk and emergency agencies to take all necessary actions to safeguard people's lives," Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno tweeted.