Thursday, May 23, 2013

All Indonesia mine bodies retrieved

Rescuers on Wednesday recovered the last of 28 miners killed last week when an underground room of a giant Indonesian gold and copper mine collapsed, the operator of the U.S.-owned facility said.

Thirty-eight workers had been undergoing safety training inside the Big Gossan facility in the province of Papua when the roof collapsed May 14. Ten injured miners were rescued.

A statement from PT Freeport Indonesia said its 200-member Emergency Response Team worked around-the-clock in narrow tunnels and loose rock before finally recovering and identifying the last victim early Wednesday.-Japan Times

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