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Death Metal, Indonesia

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Indonesia - Bangka Island - Rebo - A miner who has just returned home after a day out in the sea is washing off the tin from his body Working conditions are extremely unheathly, miners are constantly covered with water, mud and tin. Around 50 miners work feverishingly on these pontoons from 8am until 5 pm, each one of them earn around 15US$ per day, a much more profitable activity than fishing. Risks of land sliding are extremely high, every year around 60 workers die covered with sand. The turquoise waters have turned brown and muddy and a cloud of black smoke surrounds the pontoons due to the pollution caused by the mining.