Rescuers were trying Friday to free seven mineworkers trapped after an accident in a coal-producing region in northern Mexico, authorities said.
Initial investigations suggest the collapse was due to a flood at the mine in the municipality of Muzquiz, the state of Coahuila’s labour department said.
“Some people who were working were trapped inside the mine,” it said in a statement.
Police and civil protection authorities were at the scene for the rescue effort, it added.
The National Guard said on Twitter its personnel “were deployed in the area to provide security and allow the rescue of trapped workers.”
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had sent personnel from the security, labour and civil protection ministries to the area.