Rio Tinto executives sacked over destruction of historic site

Australian indigenous groups have welcomed the resignation of Rio Tinto’s CEO and two top lieutenants over the mining giant’s destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand an iron ore mine in Australia. The Anglo-Australian firm faced a growing investor revolt over the destruction of the sacred site in the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region – one of the earliest known locations inhabited by Australia’s indigenous people.