BREAKING: More than 60 buried ALIVE in landslide at illegal gold mine — at least one dead

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The disaster happened at an illegal mining site in the Indonesian province of Sulawesi.

Indonesia’s disaster agency said one person had been found dead and 13 rescued after the landslide in the Bolaang Mongodow area of North Sulawesi.

It’s feared more than 60 people are buried beneath the ground.

Over-mining of the land is believed to be a possible cause of the collapse.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said: “When dozens of people were mining for gold at the location, suddenly beams and supporting boards they used broke due to unstable land and numerous mining shafts.”

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