14 May 2013

30 workers reported trapped in Papua mine

9:36 pm on 14 May 2013

At least 30 workers have been trapped underground at Freeport McMoran's Grasberg gold and copper mine in Indonesia's Papua province.

Kompas reports that the workers are understood to have been trapped when the roof of the tunnel in the Big Gossan underground mine within the extensive Grasberg minerals district collapsed following a landslide.

The mine's Emergency Response Team Group with the mining operation is attending the scene along with medic workers from Tembagapura Hospital and police.