DR Congo mine collapse kills more than 50 miners

Over 50 individuals have died following a gold mine accident within the jap Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.

Based on native authorities on Saturday, the gold mine collapsed because of the heavy rainfall.

The accident occurred within the makeshift mine positioned 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 is just not but sure.

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

Based on a neighborhood resident who was on the scene of the incident stated eyewitnesses claimed that “there are greater than 50 useless. There is just one survivor.”

He said {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 approach because the water was flowing strongly, with excessive stress,” he stated.

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 stated “investigations should be carried out to search out out the causes of this catastrophe”.

He known as on authorities to take accountability as an alternative of taxing these miners.

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