Search and rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four miners killed on Saturday by a landslide that swamped an unlicensed gold mine in South Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of Borneo Island.
A fifth miner was fortunate to be rescued after the landslide occurred at about 1.30pm last Saturday at Gunung Putri village in Sungai Durian, Kotabaru, The Jakarta Post reported.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the bodies of four miners who died were recovered the following day. They were identified as Syahruni, 25, Ali, 30, Misdi, 35, and Tatung, 40.
A spokesperson for the BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the miners’ bodies had been delivered to their respective families.
He said the search and rescue team finished the rescue mission on Sunday evening after facing obstacles such as only being able to reach the mine by foot.
Authorities are contining to investigate the incident.
In April, a landslide in the Banjarbaru regency of South Kalimantan struck an unlicensed diamond mine and killed five miners.