11 workers killed in landslide at illegal coal mining site in Indonesia

By Taufik Wijaya 

Eleven road construction workers were killed on Oct. 21 by a landslide at an illegal coal mining site in Indonesia’s South Sumatra province.

The workers were found buried under soil from a hill above the road, although there were no rains or other weather conditions that might otherwise have triggered a landslide at the time of the incident.

The accident, which occurred in Penyandingan village, is the latest in a series of incidents involving illegal coal mining in the province.

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