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17 people died after a gold pit collapsed in South Kordofan state, according to a Sudanese report.
Workshop Nasser Workshop, director of Sudan Mineral Resources Company’s South Kordofan state office, said: “17 people, including 6 refugees from the state of South Sudan, have died following the collapse of an exploratory well at their mine. City of Al-Lir in the state of South Kordofan.
He explained that the victims had infiltrated the “Dumblu” mine and pointed out that “the dead work casually, they are not miners and have nothing to do with mining operations in the collapsed mine at a depth of 40 meters”.
He pointed out that during the search two bodies were found in the first minutes of the accident and explained that the continuous rain that flooded the well motivated the search for the other bodies.
The workshop called for the strengthening of mine control to prevent the entry of illegal workers and prevent the landslides and collapses of wells and mines that occur as a result of violating the decisions of the competent authorities to prevent mining activity in the wells they are. is falling. . Due to random and unregulated drilling.

Source: Al Ittihad

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