10 miners killed in Indonesia coal mine explosion; 4 rescued (Video)

According to a rescue agency official, 10 workers were killed in Indonesia after an explosion in a coal mine caused a collapse.

The miners were at a coal mine in the West Sumatra province when the blast buried an estimated 14 people.

In a statement, local search and rescue agency spokesman Octavianto said the mine reportedly collapsed due to an explosion caused by methane.

He said 10 bodies were recovered, while four people survived.

The mine was reported to be a licensed operation.

Mining accidents are common across the mineral-rich Southeast Asian archipelago nation, especially at unlicensed abandoned sites where people scrounge for leftover ore without using proper safety equipment.

In September this year, at least seven people died when a landslide hit a mine on Borneo Island.

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