"Tens of gold miners are buried by a landslide in an illegal gold mining site on February 27, 2019, at 9 p.m. local time," Head of the BPNB Data and Information Center and Public Relations Sutopo Purwo Nugroho noted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
By 5 a.m. local time on Wednesday, an individual was found dead, 13 people were injured, and tens of others are still buried, according to preliminary data.
Rescue workers are still evacuating tens of gold miners.
"A joint SAR team continues to evacuate tens of gold miners buried by landslide in the mining site at Bakan Village, Lolayan (Sub-district), Bolaang Mongondow (District)," he added.
Reporting by Ricky Prayoga
Editing by Suharto