Saturday, June 10, 2023

Six killed in Indonesian landslide at mining site

Among those found dead were a husband and his wife.

• February 25, 2021

Six people were found dead, and another was still missing after a mudslide buried workers at an illegal gold mining site in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, officials said on Thursday.

Sixteen miners were rescued after the Parigi Moutong district’s incident on Wednesday evening, said Andi Sultan, the Operational Head of the Provincial Search and Rescue Agency.

“Among those found dead were a husband and his wife,” he said.

The mine shaft collapsed about 30 minutes after heavy rain began pouring in, burying workers under 20-metre thick mud, said Raditya Jati, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

“More people came because they heard the news that there was substantial gold, and they jostled to get into the narrow pit,” said Mr. Jati.

He explained that about 100 people were working in the mine at that time, but most managed to escape.

Soldiers, police, and residents had joined the search for the missing.

Deadly accidents are common in Indonesia’s artisanal mining sites, and about two dozen people have been killed in similar disasters this year.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Manchester city players lift the trophy in celebration of the 2023 UCL final win Photo Credit : @ErlingRole


UCL: Manchester City beat Inter to complete historic treble

Inter pressed fiercely to contain Pep Guardiola’s team in their first competitive match against the Citizens and on the greatest platform possible.


Brain Drain: ‘Native doctors’ will soon be treating Nigerians if…says Mimiko

According to Mr Mimiko, Nigeria may only have native doctors to turn to for treatment if the medical doctors continue to leave the country in droves.



Amotekun nabs suspected burglars, cultist in Osun

He said the suspect was arrested by the Amotekun operatives during a routine patrol in Ilesa town.

Debo Ologunagba


10th NASS: PDP warns against influencing election of leadership

Mr Ologunagba emphasised the legislature’s independence and insisted that members must be allowed to elect their presiding officers.



Ted Kaczynski, ‘Unabomber’ terrorist who targeted victims with letter bombs, dies in U.S. federal prison

He was initially kept at federal supermax prison in Colorado for more than two decades before he was moved to a federal prison medical facility in North Carolina.