Chilean miners trapped in Julia mine rescued after 14 hours

SANTIAGO – The dawn of Wednesday confirmed the rescue of the two miners who remained trapped inside the Julia Mine, owned by businessman Lázaro Milla, near Taltal, Antofagasta Region.

The workers were identified as Luis Flores, 42, and Tomás Milla Álvarez, 53, who were trapped for 14 hours some 190 meters underground.

The mayor of Antofagasta, Arturo Molina, explained to Cooperativa that both workers were working as drill assistants at the time of the accident.

“After 14 hours of work, the two workers who were trapped in the Lázaro Milla mine, located inside Paposo, were rescued successfully,” he said.

Emergency Medical Service (SAMU) personnel who were deployed at the site performed the primary evaluation both Flores and Millar, which were showing signs of dehydration but in good condition.

The workers found themselves with a slight dehydration and were referred to the Hospital of Taltal to do a medical checkup.