Seven die, one missing in landslide at Indonesian mining site

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Seven people have been killed, with one other still missing after a landslide buried workers at an unlicensed gold mining site in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, an official said on Tuesday.

The tragic incident, which happened on Monday, also saw nine people injured when mud and large rocks tumbled down, following heavy rain the previous day in South Solok district.

Spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, Raditya Jati, said that the rough terrain made it difficult to rescue the victims.

The victims of this latest incident makes it 24 persons who have died in similar illegal mine landslides in Indonesia from January 2021 to date.

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