The Citizen (Gauteng)

Mine landslide claims lives


Jakarta – At least seven people were killed and one reported missing after a landslide at an Indonesian gold mine, authoritie­s said yesterday.

Torrential rains triggered a landslide on Monday, inundating the mine with mud mixed with stones and debris in South Solok regency, West Sumatra, said the local emergency department head Fikri, who like many Indonesian­s goes by one name.

Rescuers managed to save nine survivors from the mud. –

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