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Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Indonesian authorities warned Monday that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed illegal gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort that has so far plucked 19 people alive from the rubble ...

Seven dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

Seven dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

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.

Brazilian mining company pledges payments to dam mudslide victims

Brazilian mining company pledges payments to dam mudslide victims

The Brazilian mining giant Vale has promised to pay 100,000 reals (27,000 dollars) to the families of each of the people killed when one of its dams burst and released a massive mudslide ...

Around 300 missing, many feared dead in Brazil dam collapse

Around 300 missing, many feared dead in Brazil dam collapse

Nearly 300 people were missing, many feared dead, on Saturday after a dam collapsed at a mine in southeastern Brazil, according to officials and the mine owner, corporate giant Vale.

16 killed in Ghana gold mine accident: local govt

16 killed in Ghana gold mine accident: local govt

Sixteen people were killed in an accident at a gold mining site in northern Ghana, a local official said on Thursday, prompting the authorities to launch an investigation.

India races against the clock to rescue 'rat-hole' miners

India races against the clock to rescue 'rat-hole' miners

Indian rescuers desperately battled rising water levels and a lack of effective machinery Tuesday in a race against the clock to reach 15 miners trapped for nearly two weeks in a flooded mineshaft.

Nine feared dead in Russian mine fire

Nine feared dead in Russian mine fire

Nine workers were feared dead Saturday after a fire in a Russian potash mine in the Urals town of Solikamsk, local officials said.

Eight killed as gunmen attack French drilling camp in Niger

Eight killed as gunmen attack French drilling camp in Niger

Seven employees of a French mineral and water drilling firm and a local official were killed early Thursday when gunmen attacked their site in southeastern Niger, the company said.

19 dead in east China mining accident

19 dead in east China mining accident

Nineteen miners have been confirmed dead in east China following a mining accident earlier this month that trapped 22 people, state media reported Monday.

Six killed in Ghana gold mining site collapse: company

Six killed in Ghana gold mining site collapse: company

Six miners were killed and two injured when the roof of a tunnel collapsed at a gold mining site operated by US-based Newmont in Ghana's southern region, the company said Sunday.

Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass: police

Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass: police

Five people were killed when a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said.

Mass protest in Morocco after two die in coal mine

Mass protest in Morocco after two die in coal mine

Thousands of people protested in northeast Morocco on Monday against economic marginalisation after two young men died while digging in an abandoned coal mine.