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06 Jul 2020 | 01:36 AM UTC

Guinea: Landslide at gold mine in Kankan region kills five July 5

Guinea News Alert

Landslide at a gold mine in Bakoumana (Kankan region) kills five and injures five others on July 5; further adverse weather forecast over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Bakoumana (Kankan region), Kankan region

Event

Five people died and five others were injured after a landslide occurred at a gold mine in Bakoumana (Kankan region) on Sunday, July 5. Around a dozen gold panners from the Burkinabe Muslim community were sheltering in the mine due to heavy rain when the landslide occurred. The local Red Cross team were called to assist in the response operations.

Further rainfall is forecast in Kankan region into next week and associated landslides and other disruptions are possible in the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in Kankan region are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid landslide-prone areas, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders).

 

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