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1 dead, 30 may be trapped in mine explosion

AN explosion at a coal mine in Indonesia's Sumatra island has killed one person and rescuers were trying to reach at least 30 miners feared trapped underground, an official said yesterday.

An industry source said the coal mine was locally owned and produced only about 1,500 tons of coal a month. The source, who asked not to be identified, said the coal was supplied to local paper and power companies.

An initial report said there had been a landslide near a mine operated by state coal miner PT Bukit Asam, but officials denied this.

"The mine is not owned by PT Bukit Asam but it is located nearby our mine in Sawahlunto," said Bukit Asam Production Director Milawarma. The official, who uses one name like many Indonesians, said output at its operations was not affected.

Rustam Pakaya, the head of the Health Ministry's disaster center, said one person had died and nine were admitted to hospital after the explosion.



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