Ten miners remain trapped in central Indonesia’s Kalimantan province after landslides occurred outside an underground site the night of Sunday, 24 January through the afternoon Monday, 25 January.
Another 12 people were working at the coal mine when the slides submerged the unidentified site with mud, but managed to escape with injuries.
The head of the emergency unit of the Provincial Disaster Management Agency Abdul Rahim said: “Ten miners were working in the lower spots. We expect them to have moved to the higher places before the sites were inundated, so they can survive."
While a search is in process to locate the workers and pumps are being used to remove the mud, Rahim said there are only three days of food supplies underground with the miners.
"The strength of the pumps that we have is still weak. We need more pumps with higher power," he added.
Sources: IANS and xinhuanet.com