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Miner found dead following Ecuador tunnel collapse

A rescue worker looks on outside the Minesadco mine in Portovelo, southern Ecuador, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. A tunnel collapsed in the gold mine, operated by the Ecuadorean company Minesadco, on Friday, trapping four miners 490 feet, some 150 meters, underground. (AP Photo)

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.

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