Developers of Samoa quarry where 3 died did not have permit

The developers of a quarry in Samoa that collapsed on Monday, killing three people, did not have a permit.

The natural resources ministry says the Tausala Matiu Company did not have a permit to quarry soil at the site at Tafua-tai, on Savai’i.

Two others were injured in the landslide.

The ministry’s chief executive told theĀ Samoa ObserverĀ the ministry is considering its options in light of Monday’s landslides, including criminal charges.

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