A week after the flooding in a coal mine, in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), as well as volunteer rescuers say that there are no conditions to enter the diagonal that leads to the point where they could be located the ten trapped miners.
It was at 11:00 a.m. on August 10 that military personnel and the Secretary of the Navy began descending into the well, discovering that, for the time being, there are no favorable conditions to continue with the rescue.
The descents were made dry into the well, in an immersion capsule that would later transport the divers safely.
Once at the bottom, reconnaissance work was carried out, finding a large number of piles, stones, coal, mud and other residues that make it impossible to advance diagonally.
On the other hand, volunteer rescuers explained that there is the possibility of having to re-cement the diagonal of the well to avoid the risk of collapse and generate greater safety conditions for all rescuers.
Based on their experience, they noted that the cleanup and foundation work could take up to five days. This has caused feelings of disappointment among the relatives of the miners, who believe that the continuous drilling could collapse the ground, creating a large sinkhole.
Unfortunately, the situation became more complicated when, around 8:00 p.m. on August 10, the authorities stopped the rescue work due to the risk of collapse.
However, they clarified that the rescue continues, but other measures will have to be taken and the conditions of the ground re-evaluated to reach where the trapped miners could be found.