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25 feared dead in Indonesian sand mine collapse

Twenty five workers were feared dead after a sand mine collapsed in Indonesia, officials said on Friday.

world Updated: Oct 31, 2008 09:54 IST

Twenty five workers were feared dead after a sand mine collapsed in Indonesia, officials said on Friday.

"A huge amount of sand fell down and buried the people on Thursday afternoon. The rescue team found five dead bodies this morning," Health Ministry crisis center head Rustam Pakaya said.

The collapse occurred in Southeast Sulawesi province.