Close  

Semirara probes mining accident

Semirara investigating cause of accident
/ 12:23 PM July 17, 2015

SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp. is investigating an accident that led to the collapse of its open-pit coal mine Panian in Semirara Island, Antique early Friday.

Semirara Mining and Power Corp., a unit of Consunji-led conglomerate DMCI Holdings which operates the mine, said the incident happened at around 3:45 am on Friday and that it was now investigating the cause of the accident in coordination with authorities.

ADVERTISEMENT

Three bodies had been recovered while six were still missing, the statement confirmed.

“Management has condoled with the families of the victims and is giving them full support,” Semirara said.

FEATURED STORIES

“It is also coordinating with national and local authorities to keep them updated on the search and rescue efforts and other necessary measures including ensuring the adequate supply of coal for power generation since it has stopped operations in the affected area in compliance with an order from the Department of Energy,” Semirara said.

Semirara said advisories would be issued regularly to keep the public informed.

In 2013, a landslide in the Panian mine also killed some mining workers.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Panian mine, SCC, Semirara, Semirara Island
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.