17 Marzo 2023
On Thursday morning, an explosion in a coal mine in Central Colombia killed 21 miners. A day earlier, the Cundinamarca governor told a local radio that at least 11 people died in the blast due to an accumulation of gases that exploded after a worker’s tool caused a spark. This spark spread through the connected legal mines. Colombia has numerous gold and coal mines, and incidents such as explosions frequently occur, especially due to illegal mining activities or lack of safety measures. Let’s pray for the miners and their families.