Coal miners trapped by landslide

Last updated 17:19 14/02/2013

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Police say a landslide has hit an open coal mining pit in the central Philippines, burying at least 13 workers, three of whom have been rescued.

Regional police chief Agrimero Cruz Jr says searchers are looking for the 10 missing workers buried in the avalanche that tumbled down from one side of the privately-run coal-mining pit in Antique province.

Cruz says three workers were rescued and taken to hospitals.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the landslide and if the rainy weather in the area contributed to the accident. Cruz said it happened far from residential areas.

Regional disaster-response officer Rosario Cabrera says authorities are coordinating with the company that runs the coal mine to help in the rescue.

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