October 13, 2021

Seven die in makeshift goldmine collapse in DR Congo

BUKAVU, Congo – Seven miners have died and five are missing after a makeshift goldmine collapsed in eastern DR Congo’s South Kivu province after heavy rain, local sources said on Wednesday.
The accident occurred Monday near Shabunda, said Cyrille Lualuba Bendera, who represents local NGOs.
He said the torrential rains sparked the collapse, “taking the artisanal diggers by surprise while they were hard at work in a shaft at least six metres (20 …

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