At least 12 die in Bolivian tin mine dispute

Oct 06, 2006 | 02:49 PM | Paul Harris

A fight between cooperative miners and mine workers over control of the Huanuni tin mine in Boliva's Oruro region has left at least 12 people dead and 57 others injured.

Fighting broke out Thursday when 4,000 cooperative miners tried to take over the mine after dynamiting an air compressor to force workers out of the deposit. The Huanuni workers responded in kind, and an exchange of dynamite between the two groups continued for about three hours.....





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