Mexican Mine Explosion: Mexico trapped miners

Armando Torres Castaneda of Palau is covered with limestone dust after emerging from the Pasta de Conchos coal mine in San Juan de Sabinas, Mexico after a shift Friday March 17, 2006. Powdering tunnels with limestone dust is intended to dramatically lessen the impact of an explosion. In the Early morning on Sunday February 19, 2006, sixty-five miners were trapped as much as 2000 feet below ground after an explosion.Sharon Steinmann / Houston Chronicle
Mexico trapped miners

Armando Torres Castaneda of Palau is covered with limestone dust after emerging from the Pasta de Conchos coal mine in San Juan de Sabinas, Mexico after a shift Friday March 17, 2006. Powdering tunnels with limestone dust is intended to dramatically lessen the impact of an explosion. In the Early morning on Sunday February 19, 2006, sixty-five miners were trapped as much as 2000 feet below ground after an explosion.

Sharon Steinmann / Houston Chronicle