The families of the ten miners trapped in the town of Sabinas, Coahuila, in the north of the country, have asked this Saturday for help and intervention from foreign rescue services and have criticized the actions of the Mexican authorities.
The representatives of the families, in a press conference, have pointed out the slow pace of the rescue work, due to the lack of progress since the mine collapsed ten days ago.
“The authority tells us to wait, that there is a long way to go, that there is not much left, what we want is help, that they help us either abroad or wherever they can, but try to get the relatives out,” said the brother of one of the miner Margarito Rodriguez Palomares, Gabriel, in statements collected by the newspaper ‘El Sol de Mexico’.
Similarly, a wife of one of the miners has expressed: “If they can’t, we want help from another party (foreign)”, while demanding that the country’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez, attend the scene of the events. Workshop.
Likewise, those present have criticized that the images that are published on social networks are to flaunt the supposed progress of the rescue that they question.
“They are lies. They say they are working, but really if they let them in (the media) they see that they are not working, they just take a photo and leave and publish that they are working, but in reality there is no no one working there, those who are working are relatives or friends,” denounced another relative, Claudio Mireles, in statements collected by the aforementioned media.
Thus, he has indicated that the rescue services turn off the pumps, so the water level rises every day. “What they want to do is that time goes by and hope is less, it’s been 11 days and by half the work should have been done,” she lamented.
The national coordinator of Civil Protection, Laura Velazquez Alzua, has recognized that the rescue work has encountered difficulties that delay entry into the wells, such as the suspension of work due to an electrical storm on Friday or the aborted evacuation due to the possible danger of collapse two days before.
However, Velazquez Alzua has denied that the work –such as pumping– has decreased in intensity, as the miners’ relatives have denounced.
“We continue working, we have not stopped, as I have been reporting for all these days,” he explained after the relatives demanded his resignation, according to the newspaper ‘El Universal’.
Source: Europa Press