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INDONESIA/ WORKERS DIG BY HAND TO FREE DOZENS IN MINE RUBBLE

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — The collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia buried dozens of people, and rescuers dug desperatel­y with their bare hands and farm tools on Wednesday to unearth victims calling for help from beneath the rubble.

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said three people were confirmed dead and 14 have been rescued. "It is estimated that 43 people are still buried," he said. Makeshift wooden structures in the mine in North Sulawesi province's Bolaang Mongondow district collapsed Tuesday evening due to unstable soil and the large number of mining holes, burying people in the mine pit. AP

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