The proposal, which entailed tunneling underground, was rejected on the idea of how time-consuming it might be, Lopez Obrador stated.
The El Pinabete mine in Coahuila, Mexico, collapsed on August 3. Rescuers have been capable of extract 5 folks, however ten stay trapped in shafts which were flooded.
There have been no identified indicators of life or contact with the lacking miners since then.
Obrador stated that he wished the victims’ households to be concerned within the rescue technique, as choices arose greater than three weeks into the saga. “I instructed (rescuers) to tell the households, and… they disagreed. It is not that they do not need them to rescue their family; it looks as if a very long time to them,” Lopez Obrador stated Friday.
When requested if the households had been provided compensation by the federal government, Lopez Obrador did not deny the potential of cost.
“Now crucial factor is the rescue. In fact, there’s compensation, however that is not the purpose,” he stated.
Lopez Obrador added that efforts to avoid wasting the miners and compensation to their households are each on the desk. “We’re searching for what choice is finest. And the instruction is that we do not hand over,” he stated.
On Monday, Mexico’s coordinator for civil safety Laura Velazquez stated the water depth within the mine’s a number of flooded shafts was excessive, measuring as much as 31 meters (101 toes).
Responders’ efforts to empty the mine had helped lower water ranges total — till a rupture in a neighboring mine despatched water dashing again in.
“Sadly, we nonetheless have not been capable of rescue the miners… progress was already being made, however the dangerous luck was that one other gap was opened within the neighboring mine, which was flooded, and the water ranges rose once more,” Lopez Obrador stated on the time.
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