Three victims of Papua`s landslide still missing : Mily officer

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - Three miners buried by a landslide that occurred in a traditional gold mining site in Baya Biru of Paniai District, Papua Province, on July 1, had yet to be found, a military officer said.

The missing miners are identified as Yusuf, Robi and Wande, Chief of Nabire District Military Command Lt.Col.Yohannes Purba said Monday.

Speaking to Antara in a phone interview, he said the landslide buried 13 people but ten had been found. Among them were Lukman, Alafa, Iwan, Awaludin, Nasrudi, and Ahmad, he said.

Two miners, named Udin (36) and Fred Yakbun (29), survived the last Tuesdays landslide, he said adding that the disaster site could only be reached through a 35-minute flight by a helicopter and followed by a 24-hour walk.

(Reporting by Evarukdijati/Uu.R013/M009)