Tip of the Quill: A Journal
The truth comes out.

So there’s been another group of miners trapped underground, this time in Mexico:

SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico, Feb. 20 — Rescue workers dug through about 500 yards of fallen rock in efforts to rescue 65 workers who were trapped early Sunday when a gas explosion collapsed the shaft of the coal mine here.
Officials held out hope that some of the miners were still alive in air pockets, although no contact has been made with the trapped men. Thirteen were rescued shortly after the explosion early Sunday morning.
There is still “some hope” that the men found safe places in the mine, said Humberto Moreira Valdés, the governor of the state of Coahuila, where the mine is located. He said the effects of the blast are hampering rescue efforts, which are conducted by teams of 44 men working largely with picks and shovels.
“There is a blockage that came from the explosion that is impeding passage into the mine,” Mr. Moreiro Valdés said. “We do not know how far we have to go to eliminate the blockage.”

Gas explosion nothing. This is too soon after the last horrible mining accident for it to be, well, an accident. I personally think the mole people are scared we’re getting too close and are trying to put an end to our subterranean expeditions.
Just you wait and see if I’m wrong. Mole people.

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