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(Xinhua) Landslide kills at least 16 in Eritrean gold mine

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Friday, 31 January 2020

Landslide kills at least 16 in Eritrean gold mine


Xinhua, January 31, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- A landslide in a gold mine killed at least 16 people in southwestern Eritrea, state media outlet Eri-TV reported on Friday.

News of the landslide, which occurred on Jan. 18, came out almost two weeks later due to the mine's remote location, Eri-TV said.

Three others are still missing and an additional 15 were injured.

All the victims were gold miners, Eri-TV said.

Authorities have been trying to close the mine, a traditional one, since 2014, because of safety fears, but locals didn't heed official warnings and continued operating. 

Landslide kills at least 16 in Eritrean gold mine - China.org.cn


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