China: Five killed by liquid ammonia
Five Chinese workers were killed by liquid ammonia which leaked from a freight house unit in a foreign refrigeration transport vessel during loading in east China's Shandong Province on Friday night, local official said. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Read more: CGTN News; source: OHSIntros
Indonesian mine collapse kills scores of workers
On Tuesday Feb 26 a landslide and mine collapse at an unlicensed goldmine in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province overwhelmed and trapped miners working in it. Even after some days of rescue effort it is unclear how many workers were actually inside the mine. So far rescuers, often working with bare hands and hand tools due to the remote location, have said that seven people have died while another 19 have been rescued, some of whom are badly injured. It is estimated that another 50 workers may still be trapped underground. The number of small and often unauthorised mining is rising throughout Indonesia as workers struggle to secure employment in other areas. Workers at these illegal mines are then at the mercy of landslides, tunnel collapse, flooding and exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Read more: Peoples Dispatch; ABC news online