Scene near illegal Colombian coal mine where 12 died in an explosion
27 August 2021 | 11:14 am
Emergency workers, ambulances and mourning relatives of victims are seen near the site of an explosion in an illegal coal mine that left 12 people dead in the Colombian department of Boyaca.
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