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Death Metal, Indonesia

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Indonesia - Bangka Island - Rebo - Miners sucking the tin out of the seabed with bamboo sticks a few hundred meters off the coast. The diver comes in and out of the water in order to help placing the bamboo stick at the right place before starting to suck the 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.