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Death toll rises to five in Indonesia mine collapse

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Rescuers have recovered one more body from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, police said on Thursday, taking the death toll to five as search teams battled to reach 24 others still trapped. 

This photograph received from Freeport Indonesia shows Freeport Indonesia personnel keeping vigil by the road in Tembaghapura to show support for ongoing rescue operations to free trapped miners, on May 15, 2013. Rescuers have recovered one more body, taking the death toll to five as search teams battled to reach 24 others still trapped.

Ten workers have been rescued alive following the accident on Tuesday at US firm Freeport-McMoRan's Grasberg, one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines high in the mountains of rugged Papua province.

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