Monday, November 29, 1999

Seventy Colombia miners trapped, three dead-official

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More than 70 Colombian miners were trapped after an explosion in a coal mine and many were feared dead after three bodies were pulled out, authorities said on Thursday."To be honest there is not much (hope), very little, practically none, but it is better to wait until the operation is finished," Luz Amanda Pulido, a national disaster official, said when asked by local radio about getting the workers out alive.(Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra, writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)(For more news on Reuters India, click

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