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Indonesia Gold Mine Collapse Was An Earthquake – United States Geological Survey

JAKARTA — A bullion cave that collapsed in Jambi range of western Indonesia, leaving 11 bullion miners buried in a abyss of around 50 meters, was a 6.1 Magnitude earthquake, United States Geological Survey pronounced on Thursday.

The United States Geological Survey serve released a warning for successive earthquakes in the area and has urged the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency to consult and issue “a correct warning”.

People had progressing on related the fall to the complicated downpours that occurred at Simpang Parit encampment of Marangin district where the cave is located.

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“Evacuation could not be immediately carried out as the entrance to the stage is hampered by a stream which waters crawl its bank,” he told Xinhua around phone from the province.

“The 11 miners have been buried given yesterday (Monday) in a abyss of 50 meters, how could they survive?” Dalmato stressed.

Search and rescue for the victims is underway now, but they can’t use any complicated machine in the rescue operations as there was no highway to strech the spot, Dalmanto added.



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