Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesian authorities warned yesterday 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, but also seen nine deaths. Search teams at the unlicensed mine on Sulawesi island have been hampered by steep terrain, unstable soil and dangerously narrow mining shafts since a landslide caused the accident last Tuesday. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin