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03 Oct 2019 | 08:23 PM UTC

DRC: Gold mine collapse in Maniema province leaves 22 dead October 2

DR Congo News Alert

Gold mine collapse in Maniema province leaves 22 dead October 2; rescue operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Maniema province


An illegally run gold mine in Maniema province collapsed at approximately 14:00 (local time) on Wednesday, October 2, killing 22 miners and injuring several others. Rescue operations are reportedly ongoing as of Thursday, October 3. 


Individuals in Maniema province are advised to avoid the area and monitor developments to the situation.


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