Search Ends for People Trapped in Nicaragua Mine Collapse

Local media reported that anywhere from seven to 18 miners were trapped when the rain-soaked hillside collapsed.

RIO DE JANEIR, BRAZIL - (AFP) Authorities in Nicaragua called off the search for people trapped in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in the country's south.

Two bodies had already been pulled from the debris, and up to 16 others had reportedly been trapped after the accident in the La Esperanza region, more than 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of the capital Managua.

The two victims, identified as Israel Sequeira and Santos Herrera, were from the Rio San Juan department, local government official Johnny Gutierrez told official website 19 Digital.

"Despite the rescue work, no other fatalities have . . .

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