Miners trapped in the Dominican Republic rescued with equipment from Quebec

Defense Minister Anita Anand said two miners trapped in an underground mine for 10 days in the Dominican Republic have been rescued with help from Canada.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Anand said the Royal Canadian Air Force had transported mining equipment to Santo Domingo following a request for help from the Dominican government.

Two miners from the Dominican Mining Corporation, known as Cormidom, had been trapped since July 31 in an underground mine.

According to a press release from the Dominican Republic Embassy on Saturday, Canada was to send a mining excavation system consisting of machinery, tools and various rescue technologies.

The release says the equipment was supplied by Machines Roger International, a mining company based in Val-d’Or, Quebec.

Anand thanked Royal Canadian Air Force personnel involved in the mission who arrived in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

— This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 9, 2022.

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