12 people are killed by a mine collapse in southern Venezuela

At least 12 miners were killed after a gold mine in southern Venezuela collapsed due to flooding, local authorities announced on Sunday, adding that the bodies of the victims were given to their relatives.

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The Talavera mine in El Callao, Venezuela's Bolivar state, reportedly flooded on Wednesday as a result of heavy rains, but rescuers were unable to complete the cleanup process before Saturday.

According to Edgar Colina, the secretary for Citizen Security in Bolivar, another 112 people survived the mine collapse. He also mentioned that officials would return to the scene on Sunday to look for any additional survivors or victims.

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