22 May 2013

Death toll in Papua mine accident now at 28

9:27 am on 22 May 2013

The death toll from the collapsed tunnel at the Freeport mine in Indonesia's Papua Province now stands at 28.

The Jakarta Post says a statement released by Freeport said the last remaining bodies still trapped in the mine were removed from the site yesterday.

38 workers were attending safety training in classrooms when tunnel collapsed last Wednesday.

It says in total, 28 workers died and 10 survived.

Freeport McMoRan, the company who owns and operates the mine, says it is providing assistance to families of the victims, including food, accommodation and transportation.