Dozens killed in gold mine collapse in Sudan

Gagnoncharlotte
Dec 30, 2021

Dozens of people have been killed in the collapse of a defunct gold mine in Sudan’s West Kordofan province over the weekend, according to the country’s state-run mining company.

Local media reported that several shafts collapsed at the Darsaya mine and that besides the dead at least eight injured people were taken to a local hospital. The mine had been condemned for being unsafe, and that it had been guarded by security forces for a while however, local traditional miners came to work the mine after the forces left the area.

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