October 20th, 2010
09:35 PM ET

2 remaining miners in Ecuador found dead

The two remaining miners trapped underground in Ecuador since part of a
mine collapsed last week have been found dead, the president of the mine said

Angel Vera and Pedro Mendos  had been trapped since last Friday, mine president Juan Cando Pacheco said.


Filed under: Ecuador • Mine accidents
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  1. menmoth

    all human life is NOT equally sacred. i am not calling out of work tomorrow to mourn these two guys, just like im not mourning the other tens of thousands of deaths today. people who say this are proven wrong the moment they get up in the morning and do anything other than weep uncontrolably.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Silly

    Gaza? I thought we were gonna nuke them so that the glass in other countries would be cheaper?

    October 21, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    Who's talking about kids dying in palestine? The reason why is Hammas. Get it? There own goverment has ruined there lives, not the israelis!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. tomcat

    bill is it worth it? i have heard drunks and stoners make the same rational comments as these fanatics. the sad part is that they all end up the same. as they all face the same demons they all do somthing stupid and get caught.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. victoria

    Ecuador doesn't want to be recognized for this kind if tragedy, so in any way are these miners a copy of the miners from Chile. Please be more respectful for the people who just lost their life's and their families, they weren't working in the mines expecting that this tragedy will occur so that they will become famous, they were working there because it was the only work they could do, in such a corrupt and poor country like Ecuador.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. tomcat

    i dont remember acting like the south side of a northbound horse being ok. if it were the ruler wielding penguins would have taught us so. at 47 my knuckles still hurt

    October 21, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. tomcat

    hey d life maynot be sacred but but i like mine how will i die? who knows? who cares? if it somehow related to the cnn news flavor of the day well lucky me

    October 21, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Curtis

    Just as God had nothing to do with the Chilean minors, he had nothing to do with the deaths of these Ecuadorans. Unless, of course, these Ecuadorans didn't deserve God's favor and should have died for mysterious reasons that we can't currently understand! I feel badly for their families but seriously, where was your God when people were praying these individuals.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    @david yeah that ecuadorian coal keeps the energy flowin

    October 21, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Curtis

      Let me help you out, tomcat. When acting superior, you should, at least, make an honest attempt lest you lose credibility.

      "@David – Yeah, that Ecuadorian coal keeps the energy flowin(g)."

      October 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Michelle

    Is everyone on there period or something?

    October 21, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. tomcat

    so when you choosd a career make sure it is safe kids. dont be a cop bad guys have guns firefighter nope fire is hot you may get burned militairy again bad guys with guns miner sandhog etc. it may collapse. just sit in a office in lower manhattan. oh how mundane......till 9 11. choose well

    October 21, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michelle

    Oh wait the spelling and grammar police are going to come after me! I meant: Is everyone on "their" period or something?

    October 21, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. tomcat

    michelle how is prop19 goin

    October 21, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. tomcat

    hey curtis if this had to do with minors trust me this would be a different story.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Curtis

      Very cute, tomcat! However, next time you're trying to be cute and belittle someone for makink an innocuous spelling error/typo, please use proper capitalization and punctuation in your sentences. Otherwise, just stick to the pertinent issues when commenting on an article. Thanks!

      October 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curtis

      Since you'll probably jump all over that typo, let me correct it now: making*.

      October 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michelle

    No new information for you on that one. I've been down the mine shaft the last couple days trying to make energy for everyone. Luckily God spared my life today.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
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