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Mine collapses, two workers trapped in Ratnapura mine

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Two workers had been reported trapped inside a 30ft-deep gem mine in Angammana in Ratnapura this evening. Initial reports said the mine had collapsed following a water leakage while the workers were engaged in digging.

The fate of the trapped workers is not known.

Ratnapura fire brigade had been brought to the scene to rescue the trapped workers, police said.
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  • raspi Monday, 23 December 2013 03:49 AM

    There should be strict safety regulations for these sort of things. the owners prosper while the poor miners work in unacceptable conditions.


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