Six people died on Monday due to “possible anoxia oxipriva”, or lack of oxygen, according to the provisional autopsy report, having apparently been poisoned following a methane gas leak in Pozo Emilio del Valle, near Llombera de Gordón. Images of pain, screaming and crying where how witnesses described the scene as family and friends of those who perished came together under the cloud of tragedy. Meanwhile, both the UGT and CCOO unions called a general strike for coal miners for 48 hours as a tribute and mourning for their mining colleagues. Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to those who had died, with the royal family and politicians all extending their condolences to the families and friends of the six victims, who were buried on Wednesday.
The bodies of a flight instructor and two others were recovered from a forest area of pinar de Tamadaba, on the north east of Gran Canaria on Tuesday, after their light aircraft went missing on Monday evening during a training flight.
The Maritime Rescue service released their 2012 data this week, which revealed that they have assisted in searches for 11,917 people this year, an average of 33 per day, and conducted 5,067 maritime activities, an average of 14 per day.
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