17 dead in overloaded truck crash in Indonesia’s West Papua

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An overloaded truck carrying 29 people hit a cliff and flipped over near an illegal gold mine in Indonesia’s West Papua province on Wednesday, killing 17 people and leaving others injured, police said. The truck, overloaded with miners and their families, was headed to the capital of West Papua province Manokwari to celebrate Easter. They were on their way from a mining area in Minyambou village of Arfak Mountain district when it hit a cliff and rolled upside-down before dawn, said local police chief Parisian Herman Gultom. A total of 18 people from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) who are mining work…

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