Twelve miners likely dead in Colombia shaft flood

Members of the family of miner Fausto Alvarez cry outside of a coal mine in the municipality of Amaga, Antioquia department, northeastern Colombia on Octubre 31, 2014. Twelve miners were trapped Thursday after underground pipes explode inside the mine, officials said.

Colombia said Friday that 12 miners trapped in a coal shaft are probably dead after the mine flooded with water.
The 12 men, aged between 23 and 55, became trapped Thursday in the mine in Amaga in northwestern Colombia when the pit filled with water.

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