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Sudan: 10 Workers Killed in Gold Mine Collapse

Fri 31 Mar 2023 | 01:40 PM
Omnia Ahmed

At least 10 workers died after a gold mine collapsed in northern Sudan, state media reported on Friday.

Sudan’s SUNA news revealed that the workers died after the roof of the Jebel Al-Ahmar gold mine, near the Egyptian border, collapsed Thursday.

The news agency highlighted that many other miners are still missing.

SUNA added that a number of bodies, mostly of young men, had been recovered from the site and search efforts are ongoing.

A security source cited by the state agency said workers are feared to be trapped beneath the mine’s groundwater.

No further details were disclosed about the incident.

Such accidents are common in Sudan’s gold mines, where safety standards and maintenance are poor.

A total of 31 people were killed in 2021 after a defunct gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province.

Sudan is a major gold producer with various mines scattered across the country.