October 15th, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Four trapped in Ecuador mine, government official says

Four miners have been trapped in an incident at a mine in southern
Ecuador, a government official said Friday.

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  1. lynn

    is this actual feet? 500 feet is inhuman they need to leave it alone if its not vital to their survival.

    October 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. okay

    Here we go again ! Hopefully they just leave these ones down there and concentrate on some real news now ! It happens..its the job they signed up for..this is not news !

    October 16, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. sad

    My prayers go out to these miners.people wake up these greedy mining companies dont care about safetyto expensive.in africa diamonds are precious they highest safety you hear reports,maybe hands chop off for stealing.

    October 16, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Lisa Niebels

    International safety regulations with strict enforcement and fines for violators which woud go into a fund to support the families who suffer the loss of family breadwinner. In the mean time buy no diamonds or gold.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. kirk merrifield

    @ bevins, the majority of work down in the mines barely qualify for semi skillsd labor, if they were really smart enough to be skilled, and they still go down, then they must feel copelled to do it. Firefighters know their risks, you dont hear them bit.chin. Your a cry baby wiyh no idea what or why theese things come to be. No one put a gun to their heads. Bigger issues to worry about

    October 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. kirk merrifield

    sorry, bevins, did not relize you needed a college education to do labor work in a mine. Never said it wasnt hard work, just dont act like they got screwed over.

    October 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. wow

    you are really an ignorant idiot for saying something like that. Its people like you that are the reason why america is full of uninformed know it all kids.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. lol

    Is the little muslim cranky that his ppl were behind 9/11? hah

    October 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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