5th body recovered from Mexican mine collapse

August 4, 2018

REPLACES PREVIOUS VERSION OF MEX101 FOR BETTER QUALITY - In this photo provided by the government of Mexico's Hidalgo state, people walk over a collapsed section of a marble mine in Dengantzha in the Francisco I. Madero township of Hidalgo, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. A portion of a mine collapsed in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo Thursday, causing three confirmed deaths and leaving two miners missing as of late Thursday, state officials said. (Government of Hidalgo state via AP)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of the Mexican state of Hidalgo says that a fifth body has been recovered after a portion of a marble mine collapsed a day earlier.

Gov. Omar Fayad said via Twitter Friday that the state would support the victims’ families.

On Thursday the open pit mine in a locality known as Dengantzha in the Francisco I. Madero township partially collapsed over a road within the mine. Four of those killed were riding in a vehicle on that road. The other victim was a shepherd.

There were no other known victims. The state prosecutor’s office is investigating the cause of the accident.

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