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Rescuers work on the removal of sludge during the rescue of a group of miners in a gold mine that collapsed in San Antonio, rural area of Santander de Quilichao, department of Cauca, Colombia, on May 1, 2014, where independent mine workers were excavating the mine without authorization. At least three people were killed and as many as 30 more are feared dead after a mine collapse in western Colombia, rescue officials said on Thursday. 'We arrived at the scene and managed to remove three bodies,' said Victor Claros, head of the firefighters in the Colombia's Cauca state, where the disaster took place. Colombia has more than 14,000 mines, more than half of which operate without proper permits, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Luis Robayo (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers work on the removal of sludge during the rescue of a group of miners in a gold mine that collapsed in San Antonio, rural area of Santander de Quilichao, department of Cauca, Colombia, on May 1, 2014, where independent mine workers were excavating the mine without authorization. At least three people were killed and as many as 30 more are feared dead after a mine collapse in western Colombia, rescue officials said on Thursday. 'We arrived at the scene and managed to remove three bodies,' said Victor Claros, head of the firefighters in the Colombia's Cauca state, where the disaster took place. Colombia has more than 14,000 mines, more than half of which operate without proper permits, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Luis Robayo (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Jaime Concha, de la ANDI, habla sobre la situación de la minería en Colombia y dice que el problema parte cuando el país se hizo dependiente del petróleo y la minería.