Sabinas, Coah.- The government of Coahuila recognized this Saturday that they work against the clock in the rescue of the ten mine workers who have been trapped for 72 hours in a flooded coal pit.
“What technically has to be done has been done and logically time is eating us up, but from the first hours the study was done and everything possible is being done technically to be able to extract the water and plug, we can not do anything else, “he reported. Miguel Riquelme Solís, Governor of Coahuila.
According to the authority, they continue trying to lower the water levels inside the well, located in “El Pinabete”, in the Villa de Aguijita, municipality of Sabinas; the state president said that in the next few hours they will hire more equipment to speed up the extraction work.
“We are trying to further lower the water levels and more team will be hired to help us in the next few hours, the equipment that we have right now is sufficient and works at its maximum capacity, more drilling is going to be done in the back part and two (perforations) were being finished to mount pumps inside the perforations and the aim is to continue drilling towards the high part”.
The governor of Coahuila did not specify figures on the progress of water extraction, but assured that in the three wells that are on this property, there is your source extraction capacity.