Three Sudanese miners dead, 10 trapped in collapsed gold mine
Three Sudanese miners were killed and 10 were trapped underground when a gold mine they were working at in northern Sudan collapsed, the state’s Mineral Resources Company (SMRC) said in a statement.
It said three others were injured in the accident, which happened on Thursday night in Qabqaba, a main gold mining area in the Nile River state where both licensed companies and individuals dig for the precious metal.
Gold mining is one of the main sources of foreign currency in the impoverished country, and most of it is done using traditional methods, often with few safety measures.
The country produced around 100 tonnes of gold in 2017, according to official Sudanese figures.
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