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Death Metal, Indonesia

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Indonesia - Bangka Island - Rebo - Miners sucking the tin out of the seabed with the help of bamboo sticks a few hundred meters off the coast. 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.