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Sun Apr 28, 2019, 01:19 PM

Indonesia election: More than 270 election staff die counting votes

More than 270 election workers in Indonesia have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official says.

Arief Priyo Susanto, spokesman of the General Elections Commission (KPU), said 1,878 other staff had fallen ill.
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But the huge numbers have apparently taken their toll on temporary election staff, who unlike civil servants, do not undergo a medical examination before starting work.
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Indonesia's election commission plans to compensate surviving families 36 million rupiah (1,930; $2,500) for every deceased worker - roughly equivalent to one year's pay at minimum wage, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48083051

It's the first time they've done national and regional ballots at the same time, "to save money".

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Karadeniz Apr 28 #1

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Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:23 PM

1. No reason this had to happen! Breaks, food. Jeez.

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