Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A further seven people remain unaccounted for, according to PT Freeport Indonesia, which mines gold, copper and silver in the region.
Rescuers had managed to save 10 people from the accident, which occurred on May 14 about 500 meters from the entrance of the Big Gossan Mine. The facility is in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.
The Indonesian government said a tunnel roof collapsed after a landslide.