An official in Burundi says the our bodies of 13 gold miners have been recovered from two pits by which they had been trapped by flood water.
Nicodème Ndahabonyimana, a district administrator within the northwestern province of Cibitoke, stated the miners couldn’t be saved after the pits collapsed Friday night time amid torrential rainfall.
The our bodies of two different miners who had been lacking and presumed useless haven’t been recovered, he stated, urging artisanal miners to keep away from pits in the course of the wet season.
Police and different authorities on Saturday unsuccessfully tried to extract the miners from the pits, flooded with water from the overflowing Rugogo river.
Such mining disasters are continuously reported in Burundi’s northwest and northeast, the place individuals mining illegally choose nighttime work to flee the oversight of authorities.