50 people probably died when a gold mine collapsed in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. That happened after heavy rainfall.
According to a spokesman for a local mining NGO, there were 50 young miners in the shaft of the mine in Kamituga when it collapsed. “Nobody could get out.”
Fatal mining accidents are a regular occurrence in Congo. Last year 36 people died in a copper mine in the province of Lualaba and last week a landslide cost the lives of three miners in the province of Kasonga.