Landslide prevention, BNPB: Illegal mining must be controlled!

Landslide prevention, BNPB: Illegal mining must be controlled!
Landslide prevention, BNPB: Illegal mining must be controlled!

Fight – The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has called for crackdown on illegal mining following the massive landslide disaster at a gold mine in Tulabolo village, Bon Bolango Regency, Gorontalo Province, which killed dozens of people.

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“Let us reduce or stop the mining patterns that we cannot talk about legally or illegally, because the domain may be of law enforcement officials, the domain belongs to the regional government,” said the head of BNPB’s Information and Communication Center, Abdul Muhari on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

Head of Data, Information and Communication Center at BNPB Abdul Muhari

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According to him, what exists is dangerous for workers and the surrounding community. Meanwhile, he explained that this is not the first time.

He gave as an example that similar incidents occurred at the foot of Mount Botak, Buru Island and Sukajaya, Bogor, West Java. However, he called on people to raise their awareness to prevent damage to nature. He said not to let another life be lost due to such illegal mining activities.

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“How many more must be lost before we enforce the rules again?”

It was earlier reported that the victim died due to a large landslide that destroyed a gold mine (coffin) in Tulabolo Village, Bon Bolango Regency, Gorontalo Province on Sunday, July 7, 2024. Meanwhile, the death toll has reached 20 people. As of Tuesday, July 9, 51 people are still missing.

According to information from the Poduvoma command office in East Suvavo district, some 46 people were saved from the deadly landslides. The acting governor of Gorontalo, Rudi Salahuddin, visited the command post on Tuesday.

“I hope that today’s evacuation efforts will be successful. On behalf of the government and all the people of Gorontalo, we express our gratitude to all parties involved in the search and rescue operation,” Salahuddin said.

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According to information from the Poduvoma command office in East Suvavo district, some 46 people were saved from the deadly landslides. The acting governor of Gorontalo, Rudi Salahuddin, visited the command post on Tuesday.

 
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