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At least 50 killed in collapsed gold mine

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At least 50 people are feared dead after a gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local authorities have said.

The accident in the makeshift mine occurred on Friday about 3pm local time (13:00 GMT) following heavy rains in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province.

Provincial governor Theo Ngwabije Kasi deplored "the tragic deaths of 50 people, most of them young".

Kamituga Mayor Alexandre Bundya blamed "soil subsidence caused by torrential rain" for the accident and said "the exact number of victims" was not yet known. He declared a two-day mourning period and urged local residents to help extract the bodies from the ground.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/50-feared-dead-dr-congo-collapse-200912061758875.html

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Princess Serenity

Poor people. Rest in peace. 

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RoofGardener

It was an "improvised" mine, which I guess means... just a hole in the ground. 

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Jon the frog
On 9/12/2020 at 11:38 AM, RoofGardener said:

It was an "improvised" mine, which I guess means... just a hole in the ground. 

They are doing more than hole... it's mostly insane in modern standard but they look like preindustrial mine more or less.

A nice book about it: http://sarageenen.net/?page_id=15

 

 

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