2 miners suffocated to death

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Saturday, June 28, 2014


TWO people suffocated to death in a coal mine site in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Saturday.

The police identified the fatalities as Rene Talova, 35, a resident of La Fortuna, Malangas; and, Mark Jay Pantaleon, 19, of Poblacion village Diplahan.

The police said there was a methane gas leak around 10 a.m. Friday at the coal mine site at Sitio Tibo in the village of Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The rescuers have managed to retrieve the bodies around 2:45 p.m. Friday, the police said.

The municipality of Diplahan and its neighboring towns of Malangas, Malargosatubig, Alicia and others are the known coal mining areas in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay. (Bong Garcia)

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