Search continues for 48 missing in Indonesia’s landslide


ANKARA: A search continued on Tuesday for 48 people missing due to a landslide at a traditional gold mine in Indonesia’s remote Bone Bolango district in Gorontalo province, local media reported.

So far, 12 people have been killed while 48 others are missing in the incident, according to local media outlet Sinar Harapan.

The rescue teams halted the search operation on Monday evening due to heavy rain, and resumed operations early Tuesday.

Local authorities said they also evacuated around 56 people from the landslide site.

The rescue teams are facing several obstacles, including changing weather conditions, which have disrupted access.

Several bridges leading to the site were also washed away by landslides and floods.

Source: Anadolu Agency