Bali Landslide Kills Three Limestone Miners
Jakarta. A joint search and rescue team has evacuated the bodies of three limestone miners who were buried in a landslide in Bali on Wednesday afternoon.
The deadly landslide occurred at about 1 p.m. local time while the three workers were mining sedimentary rock at an altitude of approximately 10 meters above sea level in Batukandik village of Nusa Penida district, Adj. Comr. Gede Arianta, chief of Nusa Penida Police, told reporters on Thursday.
“The victims were hit by falling rocks and killed,” Arianta was quoted as saying by news portal Tribunnews.com.
It was not immediately clear what caused the landslide.
Arianta added that the three bodies were recovered on Thursday morning by a SAR team comprised of 20 police officers, 10 military personnel, 15 local authorities and four members of the Klungkung Disaster Mitigation Agency.
The three victims have been identified as I Nyoman Suparta, 40; Ni Kadek Sunanti, 43; and Ni Ketut Candri, 60.
Heavy rain in May triggered a landslide in Pangalengan district in Bandung, West Java, which killed at least five people and caused the explosion of a geothermic pipe owned by Geothermal Start Energy.
The post Bali Landslide Kills Three Limestone Miners appeared first on The Jakarta Globe.
Source: The Jakarta Globe