Landslide claims two sand miners' lives, critically injures one

Landslide claims two sand miners' lives, critically injures one

Rescue officers took an injured victim to a hospital in Pagaralam, South Sumatra, on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (ANTARA/Basarnas PR/special/FA)

Palembang, South Sumatra (ANTARA) - Two traditional sand and rock miners lost their lives and another was injured in a landslide that hit the Pagaralam-Lahat border area, South Sumatra Province, on Tuesday.

"A landslide occurred in a mining area on Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time, killing two and seriously injuring one," Dayu of the Pagaralam Search and Rescue office, noted here on Wednesday.

The dead miners are identified by their names as Dedi, 37, and Miki, 25, while the injured is Mirlan, 50," he stated.

Mirlan is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Pagaralam.

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