16 Oct 2010

Miners trapped in Ecuador

12:02 pm on 16 October 2010

Four miners are trapped 150 metres down a gold and silver mine in Ecuador, after a collapse at Portovelo in the southwest coastal province of El Oro.

Reports say all the men are believed to be alive.

They became trapped after a collapse at 3am (local time) on Friday.

The mine is owned by Minesadco.