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8 dead in Indonesia mine collapse as excavator digs for survivors

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) Three days after the Tuesday night collapse, authorities opt to use an excavator to haul away debris, as they try to get food and water to the miners believed to still be alive

MORE DEATHS. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers preparing to enter in a collapsed illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

30 killed in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan

Jan 06, 2019 - 7:23 PM

'The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them,' the provincial spokesperson says

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At least 5 dead, 2 missing in Pakistan coal mine collapse

Mar 13, 2016 - 3:47 PM

More than 30 miners are trapped in the far flung district of Orakzai after a shaft collapsed amid heavy downpours

8 survivors found after Chinese mine cave-in

Dec 30, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Plans are being made to bring them to the surface state broadcaster China Central Television reports

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Chinese mine collapse leads to owner's suicide – state media

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The mine collapse killed one person and trapped 17 others

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Oct 30, 2015 - 6:14 AM

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BOAT PEOPLE. A child cries at the refugee camp for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants in Kuala Langsa, Aceh, on May 15, 2015. Photo by Jun Ha/EPA

Indonesia gold mine collapse: 3 killed, 9 feared dead

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:33 PM

At least 12 people tunneled into the mine in a mountainous region of West Java on Tuesday in the hope of finding gold and were buried when the shaft collapsed

DANGEROUS. 3 are dead after a gold mine collapse. File photo of abandoned gold mine

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Jul 17, 2015 - 6:42 PM

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4 dead in Colombia mine collapse, 11 still trapped

May 15, 2015 - 11:57 PM

The mine collapse occurred after a power failure prevented the operation of the pumps that drew water from the nearby river Cauca

20 miners rescued, 5 still missing in Nicaragua collapse

Aug 30, 2014 - 2:31 PM

The miners were trapped deep underground for nearly two days when the mouth of the unlicensed gold mine caved in due to a landslide triggered by heavy downpours

RESCUED. A miner is taken to a hospital after being rescued by members of SINAPRED during a rescue operation to reach a group of miners trapped in a gold mine in the community of El Comal, near Bonanza in northeastern Nicaragua, on August 29. Inti Ocon/AFP

Ghana gold mine collapse kills 6 illegal miners

May 27, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Those who died were allegedly digging illegally on land belonging to a mining company

Turkey mine blast kills 238

May 14, 2014 - 11:08 PM

5th Update Time isn t working in our favor We need to get them out We could be in a troubled situation Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says

WAITING FOR RESCUE. People gather around after a mine explosion in Manisa, Turkey, May 13, 2014. DEPO PHOTOS/EPA

At least 20 feared dead in collapsed coal mine in Turkey

May 13, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The victims reportedly died of choking and burns after a mine collapse caused by an explosion

Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster

May 04, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Rescue teams find 7 more bodies from the collapsed illegal gold mine

UNCOVERED. Rescue workers find human remains during the search works in San Antonio, Cauca department, Colombia, May 3, 2014, for the miners that were buried after an illegal mine collapsed on May 1, 2014. Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

3 dead, 13 missing in collapse of mine in Colombia

May 02, 2014 - 2:48 PM

Men and women are among the missing with a lot of mud still required to be moved before rescue workers could send in sniffer dogs

RESCUE EFFORT. View of backhoes at the site where rescuers and authorities participate in rescue efforts after a landslide at an illegal gold mine near San Antonio, Santander de Quilichao, in the Colombian department of Cauca, 02 May 2014. Christian Escobar Mora/EPA