Explosion caused by accumulated gas in six adjoining coal mines in central Cundinamarca department causes casualties and traps 10 workers below ground, authorities say.
A rescue operation involving hundreds of workers continues after a 180-metre-high slope gave way at the open-pit mine in the Inner Mongolia region's Alxa Left Banner area.
The young climate activist has been showing solidarity with German protesters against the demolition of a village, which has become a symbol of resistance against fossil fuels.
A village in Germany, Lutzerath, is about to be cleared and demolished to make way for the expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine.
Leaders from around the world have extended their condolences and expressed their sympathies over the incident.
Opinions of two outside companies will "determine our actions with more precision," says civil protection agency, as families urge quicker actions to save 10 miners confined underground for nearly 14 days.
Operation to rescue 10 miners will become possible once "97 percent of the water" is extracted from the mine in Agujita town of northern Coahuila state, officials say.
"There is no space to move forward, there are obstructions," says Defence Minister Luis Cresencio, as 10 miners complete a week of underground confinement with no news of their fate so far.
Divers and rescuers are expected to enter a coal mine in northern state of Coahuila, where 10 miners remain trapped for the last six days, officials say.
Authorities flag "decisive" day for rescuing 10 miners who have been trapped in a coal mine in Coahuila state for more than three days.
Family members spend another night waiting anxiously for news, more than 48 hours after hundreds of rescuers launched a mission to save 10 workers confined deep underground.
Scores of rescuers race against time to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine as desperate relatives watch rescue efforts at the site in the northern Coahuila state.
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