7 dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

1 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

NORTH SULAWESI: At least seven people have died and dozens more are still trapped beneath the rubble of an illegal gold mine that collapsed in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors, reports AFP. 

Some 19 miners had been plucked to safety since Tuesday night’s accident and rescuers are communicating with some still buried, raising hopes for more survivors.