Emergency personnel and firefighters have continued searching in hope of rescueing three Bolivian miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Tocopilla, northern Chile.

The three miners were unable escape from that mining enclave when on Thursday afternoon there was a collpase that obstructed their exit and according to the National Service of Geology and Mining (Sernageomin) they are 70 meters deep.

In statements to Radio Biobio, Luis Moyano, mayor of Tocopilla, explained that they are three Bolivian citizens of 19, 45 and 57 years old. However, the mayor explained that it would take hours to extract the debris, and then rescue the miners.

Firefighters, the Sernageomin and a group of specialists are working to rescue these people.

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