Two miners died and another three were saved by rescue teams Thursday from a collapsed mine shaft outside the town of Socota in the Boyaca department.
According to local media, the bodies have been located but are yet to be recovered.
The collapse occurred in a mine owned by Polish investors, which according to the Socota mayor is one of the safest mines in the region.
As one director of the rescue explained, “relief agencies are trying to find and recover the bodies. The probability of finding them alive is minimal, but continue with the rescue operations of the workers.”
The current number of mining related deaths for 2011 in Colombia is 29.