CNN | 6/17/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia mine explosions trap 72, kill 8, president says
June 17--A coal mine explosion early Thursday in northwest Colombia has trapped 72 miners and killed at least eight workers, President Alvaro Uribe said.
"This is very sad news," Uribe said on the president's website. "The information I have from the minister (of mines) is that they have retrieved eight bodies. This is very grave. And I give this news to Colombians with much pain."
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