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DR Congo mine collapse kills more than 50 miners - DR Congo mine collapse kills more than 50 miners


DR Congo mine collapse kills more than 50 miners

miners - DR Congo mine collapse kills more than 50 minersOver 50 individuals have died following a gold mine accident within the jap Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.

In response to native authorities on Saturday, the gold mine collapsed on account of the heavy rainfall.

The accident occurred within the makeshift mine situated within the city of Kamituga, in South Kivu province.

Provincial governor Theo Ngwabidje Kasi was saddened by “the tragic deaths of fifty individuals, most of them younger”.

Kamituga mayor Alexandre Bundya disclosed that the numbers of victims concerned within the accident isn’t but sure.

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Bundya blamed “soil subsidence brought on by torrential rain” for the accident.

In response to an area resident who was on the scene of the incident mentioned eyewitnesses claimed that “there are greater than 50 useless. There is just one survivor.”

He acknowledged {that a} river near the mine had flooded after torrential rain.

“Water went into the three tunnels. When individuals tried to get out, there was no manner because the water was flowing strongly, with excessive strain,” he mentioned.

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The mayor decreed a two-day mourning interval for the misplaced miners.

He additionally appealed to native residents to assist extract the our bodies from the bottom.

A consultant of the civil society, Nicolas Kyalangalilwa mentioned “investigations have to be carried out to seek out out the causes of this catastrophe”.

He referred to as on authorities to take duty as an alternative of taxing these miners.

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