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Six killed in explosion in Colombia gold mine

Six killed in explosion in Colombia gold mine

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An explosion in an illegal gold mine in Colombia Saturday, six killing cases.

Reports that the Canadian goudmijnbedrijf Continental Gold, for whom the fallen miners at the location.

The explosion took Friday place in the municipality of Buriticá in the Colombian department of Antioquia, in the middle of the country. Seven contractors of Continental Gold would during a routine inspection of the closed down by the authorities my have stumbled upon a group of illegal miners. When that confrontation would eventually an explosion occurred.

One member of the staff of Continental Gold has the incident survived. According to the local authorities is the cause of the explosion is still unclear.

The mines in the South American country are often the scene of accidents. In at least half of the mines will be worked without a licence.

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