9 dead in Indonesia coal mine explosion

A coal mine explosion in Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Friday, leaving nine workers dead, two others injured and one missing, an official said

9 dead in Indonesia coal mine explosion


The explosion in the mine located in Sawahlunto town occurred at about 8.30 a.m., a provincial official told Xinhua news agency.

The wounded persons have been sent to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the official.

A search and rescue operation for the missing person is underway.

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