Death toll in Indonesian power plant landslide rises to 10, week-long
search called off
The death toll from a landslide at โปรโมชั่น slotxo a hydroelectric dam project on Indonesia's Sumatra island has
risen to 10, an official said Thursday (May 6), as authorities called off a week-long search for victims.
A landslide triggered by heavy rains struck the Chinese-backed Batang Toru hydropower plant on Thursday last week,
burying an estimated 13 people.
Employees were checking on the area over concerns that heavy rains could trigger landslides when the disaster
At least two children are among the victims. The body of a Chinese employee of the plant was identified
Another Chinese employee narrowly escaped as he fled the scene.
Local disaster mitigation agency head Hotmatua Rambe told AFP the search for the victims had ended after
unearthing 10 bodies. Three victims remain missing.
The Batang Toru hydropower project - part of China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road infrastructure project - has raised
opposition as it is built in an area of rainforest that is the only known habitat of the endangered Tapanuli orangutan.
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