DRC: 14 dead after a gold mine collapsed

A gold mine collapsed on wednesday, 2 october  2019, in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo. 13 people died and 3 others were hospitalized.

Steve Mbikayi, Minister of National Solidarity and Humanitarian Action, announced through a tweet, the collapse of an artisanal gold mine in the east of the country. “Landslide this Wednesday 02/10/2019 at the mining city of Kampene, 180 km south of Kindu! Provisional assessment: 14 dead, 3 seriously injured in hospital. The research continues,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

According to information from 7 out of 7, the provisional toll of this disaster is 14 people dead and 3 others seriously injured. Already”15 bodies have been taken out of the ground, including two women,” said Justin Kyanga Asumani, a civil society actor, quoted by the news website.

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