Up to 39 miners are trapped in a well in Canada

A total of 39 miners were trapped in the Totten mine in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada last Saturday, the Vale company reported on Sunday.

The workers are fine and are now working on a second stair system to exit the mine, Vale said.

Up to 39 miners are trapped in a well in Canada
Up to 39 miners are trapped in a well in Canada

A company spokeswoman, Danica Pagnutti, explained that miners have to climb stairs that have multiple resting points. They are between 914 and 1,219 meters deep, said Pagnutti.

The mine elevator had an “incident” on Sunday because it was carrying an oversized piece of material that damaged the mechanism, Canadian public broadcaster CBC reported.

The workers have been able to phone their families and have access to sufficient food and water.

“We do absolutely everything to ensure the safety of the workers. We are in contact with the families. The workers were able to phone their families and stay in touch. We focus on worker safety, ”he said. indicated the speaker.

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