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Tanzania: 13 people trapped as mine collapses in remote area

A police official says a search team is trying to rescue more than a dozen people who are trapped underground after a Chinese-owned gold mine collapsed in a remote part of Tanzania.

Police commander Mponjoli Mwabulambo says a massive mound of earth collapsed Thursday in Nyarugusu village in the country's northeast, burying at least 13 workers, including a Chinese national.

He says it is possible there are more people trapped.