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40 people killed in DR Congo diamond mine collapse

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Local authorities reported on Thursday that 40 people were killed in a diamond mine collapse in the central Republic of the Congo late Tuesday.

40 people killed in DR Congo diamond mine collapse

40 people killed in DR Congo diamond mine collapse

Alain Tshisungu Ntumba, Interior of the Kasai provincial government, said the provisional casualty of the incident took place in the town of Samba.

He noted that at least six bodies have already been found and the search continues by rescue teams are working to extract people from the ruins.

He said the victims are all artisanal diamond diggers operating in underground wells.


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The added that the tragedy affected more than 40 wells with a depth of 15m to 18m.

The reports that DRC has rich reserves of minerals like cobalt, diamonds, copper, and gold.

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