Miner's body retrieved in Camarines

Posted at 11/23/2012 3:15 AM | Updated as of 11/23/2012 11:26 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The dead body of one of the miners trapped in a mining pit in Brgy. Palanas, Paracale, Camarines Norte has been recovered by authorities.

The miner was identified as 33-year-old Luis Sayson, a resident of Brgy. Tawig in Paracale.

Sayson, along with 2 other miners identified as Carlo Salem and Julian Martinez, were trapped on Tuesday after a tunnel collapsed.

Retrieval operations for Salem and Martinez will resume Friday morning, authorities said.

Authorities also said there is a possibility that more miners were trapped in the pit.

Meanwhile, the mining operator, Agosto Jordanna, denied that dynamite triggered the collapse. -- Report from Jonathan Magistrado, ABS-CBN News Bicol