Death Metal, Indonesia (52 images)

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Lost in the Indian Ocean, the tiny Indonesian island of Bangka provides 30 percent of the world tin, a vital metal for assembling electronic products. Fed by the global hunger for smartphones and tablets, illegal tin mining has now turned this once tropical paradise into a hell on earth, causing environmental destruction and a neverending stream of deaths.

Every year, up to 100 miners lose their life drowned under the sea or buried alive by landslides in their desperate quest...
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