So I read this CNN article titled bluntly, “More than 300 workers dead after Indonesian election” and am finding the sheer numbers of workers dead—or have fallen ill—due to being overworked a bit hard to believe.
“As of Monday, 311 election officials have died and another 2,232 people have fallen sick after helping to administer the election, according to figures from the National Elections Commission (KPU).”
I find it hard to say I doubt these deaths occurred, but deaths purely based on bureaucratic fatigue from administering an election? Even if it was a massive election? Seems odd to me.
I feel like there is something off kilter about this based on my Western perspective. Are there other sources that can validly backup these claims with perhaps details on the number of election workers and perhaps some demographic age data to back this up?