Miner found dead following Ecuador tunnel collapse
QUITO, Ecuador – Rescue crews in Ecuador have found the body of one of four miners who were trapped by a tunnel collapse 490 feet (150 meters) underground.
Deputy Mining Minister Jorge Espinosa says the body of 31-year-old Walter Vera was located on the fifth level of the gold mine.
Friday’s cave-in happened in the city of Portovelo, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Quito.
Rescuers were continuing to look for the other three missing miners Saturday.