At least 50 dead in a mine accident in the Congo

At least 50 people were killed on Friday afternoon near Kamituga in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo when an artisanal mine collapsed. Reuters reported this, citing information from a local mining NGO.The accident occurred after heavy rains in the Detroit gold mine. “

There were several miners in the filled shaft and nobody was able to escape. We are talking about 50 young people,” said Emiliane Itongwa, president of the initiative for the support and social care of women.In the Congo there are repeated accidents in unregulated small-scale mining mines.

In a landslide in a disused gold mine, 16 people were killed last October. Another 43 illegal miners died in another landslide in a copper and cobalt mine in June 2019.