Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of six workers killed in a mine blast yesterday in central Colombia.
The men were killed by an explosion triggered by methane gas inside the mine in the Cundinamarca province.
Two other med died in a separate incident in Cundinarca yesterday, according to the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining.
The names of the men have not been released.
The incidents are not isolated in Colombia. Seventy men were killed in June when the country’s worst mine explosion in 70 years occurred in a north-western province.
Colombia is South America’s largest producer of coal and the fourth-largest coal exporter in the world.