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Indonesia mine collapse: three dead, 60 feared trapped

Jakarta, Feb 27(IECurrentAffairs) Three people died and as many as 60 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide at an illegal Indonesian gold mine, officials said on Wednesday.
According to the Indonesia’s disaster agency, three bodies had been found and 15 people rescued by 0800 hrs local time.
“It is estimated that as many as 60 people are buried under landslide and rock material,” the agency said.
A spokesman said supporting beams gave way at the mine “due to unstable land and numerous mining shafts”, as reported by BBC.
Small-scale gold mining is banned in Indonesia, but remains widespread in rural areas. Lack of regulation and the poor construction of makeshift mines means accidents are relatively frequent

Via UNI-India

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