Worker buried in Neves-Corvo mines in the municipality of Castro Verde

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A worker was buried this afternoon in the Neves-Corvo mine, in the municipality of Castro Verde (Beja district), and rescue work is underway, Civil Protection and the GNR revealed.

A source from the Baixo Alentejo Sub-Regional Emergency and Civil Protection Command told Lusa that the firefighters were alerted to the accident at the mining complex at 14:08.

The incident involves “a worker buried in the mines”, according to the same source.

The sub-regional command also said that, at 15:40, the information it had indicated that “the doctor from the National Medical Emergency Institute (INEM) was meeting with the mine’s intervention team”.

Contacted by Lusa, a source from the GNR’s Beja Territorial Command added that “the worker was buried due to a landslide” and that “the rescue team is trying to reach him”, but the victim’s state of health is unknown.

Members of the Castro Verde fire department and GNR soldiers were mobilized to the scene, as well as the INEM helicopter stationed in the Algarve.

Moti Shabi
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