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Cops shoot doctor in hunt for killers

MEXICO CITY | Mexican authorities said police accidentally killed a doctor in the Pacific state of Colima while looking for the assassins of an ex-governor.

State prosecutor Arturo Diaz said police were mounting an operation in the area where former Gov. Silverio Cavazos Ceballos was gunned down Sunday when the doctor was scared by the officers and ran.

Mr. Diaz told the Televisa network that police shot him when he ignored orders to stop.

Several police were detained.

Mr. Cavazos left office a year ago. He was killed outside his home in the capital city also called Colima. Economic Development Secretary Rafael Gutierrez Villalobos was wounded in the attack.

Mr. Diaz said the state has a sketch of one of the killers but no motives.


7 illegal miners killed in pit collapse

PARAMARIBO | A landslide at a mining pit in a remote part of eastern Suriname killed at least seven people who were illegally digging for gold, a company spokesman said Sunday.

The landslide took place late Saturday within mining company Surgold LLC’s exploration area in the South American country’s Sipaliwini district, a rainforest-covered region that is home mostly to Amerindians and descendants of runaway African slaves, known as Maroons.

“Apparently [illegal] miners not associated with our exploration activities had been working at the foot of a 10-meter wall in the area when the slide occurred,” said Esteban Crespo, Surgold’s representative in Suriname.

Suriname police Inspector Bertrand Riedewald said the seven dead miners were local Maroons. He said three other miners were able to escape while two more were injured.


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