Jakarta – Two people were killed and four severely injured following a landslide in a quarry in Blimbing village, Rembang regency, Central Java, on Wednesday afternoon.
The landslide buried and destroyed six dump trucks that were waiting in line to be loaded, Rembang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dolly A. Primanto said.
"The six victims are all truck drivers. Two died and four were injured. All six trucks were destroyed in the landslide," Dolly said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.
The injured were immediately taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Criminal investigation unit head at Rembang Police Adj. Comr. Bambang Sugito said the victims were truck drivers who were on top of their parked trucks as they waited to be loaded.
"The workers who were on top of the vehicles were hit by the falling rocks in the landslide," he said.
The police have identified the dead victims as Muhammad Abram, 28, and Solikin, 30, while the four injured have been named as Angga, 25, Qosim, 35, Sutrisno, 30, and Dasrun, 40. They were all local men. (dpk)