Indonesian rescuers hunted for survivors Thursday after an unlawful gold mine collapsed killing no less than three individuals, with extra believed to be buried underneath the rubble, officers mentioned.
A landslide Wednesday night buried the distant website on Sulawesi island’s Parigi Moutong district, the place no less than three feminine employees died whereas some 15 survivors had been pulled from the particles.
At least 5 extra individuals are listed among the many lacking however there may very well be extra employees buried, authorities mentioned.
“We are trying get the victims out,” mentioned native search and rescue company chief Andrias Hendrik Johannes.
“But we don’t have the complete data yet on the total number of miners buried by the landslide or the number of people missing.”
Unlicensed mines are widespread throughout the mineral-rich Southeast Asian archipelago and the scene of frequent accidents.
Last yr, 11 miners died in Sumatra after a landslide sparked by heavy rains, with one other 9 individuals additionally killed in a landslide at an deserted gold mine on the island.
In 2019, no less than 16 individuals had been buried alive when a mine collapsed in North Sulawesi.
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