3 people killed in Nusa Penida landslide

Three people were reportedly buried alive by falling rocks on Wednesday at a limestone quarry in Nusa Penida, a small island to the east of Bali. 

The casualties were identified by Tribun Bali as I Nyoman Suparta, 40, Ni Kadek Sunanti, 43, and Ni Ketut Candri, 60. 

All three were residents of Banjar Tulad, Batukandi Village in Nusa Penida. 

“The three victims were found during the evacuation on the second day,” Police Chief of Nusa Penida, Gede Arianta told Tribun on Thursday. 

According to him, the fatal incident occurred around 1 pm yesterday. 

The victims at that time were reportedly digging limestone and excavating it from 10 meters up from where they were standing. 

Suddenly a landslide occurred from where the stones they were extracting, hitting the three directly, reports say. 

To evacuate their bodies, 20 police officers, 10 military personnel, 15 district officers, and four people from the Klungkung Regional Disaster Agency (BPBD) were deployed. 

Photo of Nusa Penida: Wikimedia Commons

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