Fatalities rise to 20 in Indonesian gold mine landslide-Xinhua

Fatalities rise to 20 in Indonesian gold mine landslide

Source: Xinhua| 2024-07-09 17:03:30|Editor: huaxia

JAKARTA, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from landslides that struck a gold mine in the Indonesian regency of Bone Bolango in the Gorontalo province on Saturday climbed to 20 as of Tuesday morning, according to the local search and rescue agency.

Nine bodies were reportedly evacuated on Tuesday morning and would go through further identification.

The natural disaster struck the East Suwawa district in Bone Bolango regency amid heavy downpours at midnight on Saturday, with 46 people surviving the incident, the agency reported, and another 51 people still reported missing.