More than 50 people, including miners, are unaccounted for in a landslide at a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo September 14 at 2:36 p.m.
A landslide has occurred at a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa, and the safety of more than 50 people, including miners, has been lost.
According to Reuters news agency, a landslide occurred on the 11th of this month at a gold mine in South Kibb province in the eastern democratic Republic of the Congo, causing landslides and sediment and water to flow into the mines for mining.
More than 50 people, including miners, are trapped in the mine, and their safety is unknown.
According to local authorities, many of the missing miners are young workers, and locals use cloth bags to remove sediment from the mines to conduct search operations.
A man said his brother was trapped and said, “The landslide occurred after heavy rain. When I went to see the mine, it was full of water.”
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in mineral resources such as gold and copper, but illegal mining is also wide-and-around against the backdrop of poverty caused by the civil war, and in October last year, sediment collapsed in a gold mine that had not been sufficiently managed, killing more than 20 people.