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.
Éboulement ce mercredi 02/10/2019 à la cité minière de Kampene, située à 180 Km au sud de Kindu !
Bilan provisoire : 14 morts , 3 blessés graves hospitalisés. Les recherches continuent.
Nos condoléances aux familles éprouvées.
Nous prenons toutes les dispositions utiles.
— STEVE MBIKAYI (@Cartesien243) October 2, 2019
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.