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4 dead, 25 trapped after Indonesian mine collapse

Rescuers struggled on Wednesday to reach 25 workers trapped underground at a US-owned mine in remote eastern Indonesia after a tunnel caved in, with four others confirmed dead.

They cleared debris blocking the tunnel at Freeport-McMoRan’s Grasberg gold and copper mine with saws and wheelbarrows, but cramped conditions prevented them from using heavy earth-moving equipment. 10 people were hauled out alive during overnight rescue efforts. But those still underground have been trapped for more than 24 hours since the accident.
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